Agnes Zsolt was
rescued from Bergen-Belsen by Allied troops in 1945. She
desperately searched for her daughter Eva Heyman who had
been arrested and deported to the death camp Auschwitz on
June 2, 1944.
Agnes Zsolt gradually realized that her daughter had been
killed. She later told how Eva was sent to the gas
chambers by Josef Mengele at
good-hearted female doctor was trying to hide my child,
but Mengele found her without effort. Eva's feet were full
of sore wounds. 'Now look at you', Mengele shouted, 'you
frog, your feet are foul, reeking with pus! Up with you on
the truck!' He transported his human material to the
crematorium on yellow-colored trucks. Eyewitnesses told me
that he himself had pushed her on to the truck."
thirteen-years-old, was gassed that same day, on October
17, 1944 ..
After arranging for her daughter's diary to be published,
Eva's grief-stricken mother Agnes Zsolt succumbed to a
downward spiral of self-destructiveness and despair and
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