Pinczovsky, Judith

Birth Name Pinczovsky, Judith [1]
Married Name Jaegermann, Judith
Gender female


Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Birth   Karlovy Vary, okres Karlovy Vary, Karlovarský kraj, Česko  

Transport     Jews wers transported from Prague to Theresienstadt by train

Event Note

The Pinczovsky family, including Judith and her sister, Ruth, were transportedfrom Prague to Terezin,
Judith Pinczovsky Jaegermann cites: "When I was eleven and a half years old, Mama received aprinted summon, instructing us to appear at Prague's ExhibitionHalls, in order to join a "transport" (i.e. the actualdeportation convoy of human beings to the concentration camps)which would drag us into the unknown."

Camp   Theresienstadt Terezín Konzentrationslager, Terezín, okres Litoměřice, Ústecký kraj, Česko  

Event Note

The Pinczovsky family were imprisonned at Terezin Theresienstadt, Judith and her sister, Ruth, were transferred to a children's home.
Mr. Pinczovsky was put to work as a cook at the Hanover barracks.
After 16 months at Terezin Theresienstadt, they heard that people were being sent to Auschwitz, where they were going to be gassed; "Papa, Mama, Ruth and I were also amongst those tobe sent to Auschwitz."

Transport December, 1943 Auschwitz Konzentrationslager, Oświęcim, powiat Oświęcimski, województwo Małopolskie, Polska The Germans transported prisoners from Terezin Theresienstadt to Auschwitz by train

Event Note

Judith Pinczovsky Jaegermann cites: "We were pushed into the cattle cars of the train, in the presence of Eichman."
"Everything went so unbelievably fast, with shouts of " Now comeon, you miserable Jews!", while the dogs were barking from all directions. The main thing for me, I thought, is to be together with my family."
"Papa spoke through a tiny opening and asked a railwayemployee whether from here "transports" would go on to some otherdestination. The employee replied - thumb up - and said : "Sure,toup there, through the chimney, which is burning 24 hours a day,that's where the 'transports' go."

Camp   Auschwitz Konzentrationslager, Oświęcim, powiat Oświęcimski, województwo Małopolskie, Polska  


Event Note

Judith Pinczovsky cites: "Transportation was beingarranged to Palestine and thus Mama had registered me with the Youth Aliya. According to her, at least one of us should take this step to freedom, after we hadn't been able to find Papa again. Myeldest sister, Esther, had been living in Palestine for the last seven years already. She lived in Netanya and I went to stay with her."

Camp   מחנה המעצר בעתלית Atlit Detention Camp ,עתלית Atlit, חוף הכרמל, חיפה, ישראל  

Event Note

On her arrival in Haifa, Judith Pinczovsky, age 16 years, was interned by the British at Atlit Internment Camp.


Source References

  1. My Childhood in the Holocaust


    1. Pinczovsky, Judith