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I Survived The Holocaust Twin Experiments

– I was born in 1934, one of a pair of twins. Miriam and I were the third and fourth children in the family. We lived in a very small village in Transylvania, Romania. (haunting music) We got down from the cattle car. People were selected to live or to die. People crying, pushing, shoving, dogs barking, trying to make
some sense of that place, and I actually turned around in trying to figure out what is the place? Never seen a place like that before. And as I turned around, I realized that my father and my two
older sisters were gone. Never saw them again. We were holding onto Mother for dear life. A Nazi was running in the middle
of that selection platform, yelling in German, “Twins, twins.” He noticed us and demanded
to know if we were twins. And my mother asked, “Is that good?” And the Nazi said, “Yes.” My mother said yes. At that moment, another Nazi came, pulled my mother to the right, we were pulled to the left, we were crying, she was crying. And all I ever remember
is seeing my mother’s arms stretched out in despair
as she was pulled away. I never even said goodbye to her, but I did not understand that this would be the last
time that we would see her, and all that took 30 minutes from the time we got down from the cattle car and my whole family was gone. Only Miriam and I were left,
holding hands and crying. We were Mengele twins, which we found out later on what that meant. (haunting music) Mengele would count us every morning. And he wanted to know how many
guinea pigs he had each day. I was used in two types of experiments. Monday, Wednesday,
Friday, they would put me naked in a room with my twin sister and many other twins,
up to eight hours a day. They would measure every part of my body, compare it to my twin sister,
and then compare it to charts. On alternate days, Tuesday,
Thursday, Saturday, they would take us to a blood lab, they would tie both of my arms
to restrict the blood flow, take a lot of blood from my left arm, and give me a minimum of five injections in the right arm. The content of those injections, we didn’t know then, nor do we know today. After one of those injections, I became very ill with a very high fever. My legs and arms were
swollen and very painful. I was trembling as the August
sun was burning my skin. And I had huge red spots covering my body. The next visit to the blood lab, they didn’t tie my arms. Instead of that, measure my fever. And I was immediately
taken to the hospital. The hospital was another barrack, but it was filled with people who looked to me more dead than alive. Next morning, Mengele came
in with four other doctors. Never, ever examined me,
looked at my fever chart, and then he declared, “Too bad. “She’s so young. “She has only two weeks to live.” For the following two weeks,
I have only one clear memory. Crawling on the barrack floor, because I no longer could walk. And crawling to reach a faucet with water at the other end of the barrack, and as I was crawling, I would fade out, in and out of consciousness,
telling myself I must survive, I must survive. After two weeks, my fever broke. And I felt immediately a lot stronger. It took me another three weeks before my fever charts showed normal. Miriam … When I got back, she
was sitting on the bed, staring into space. When I ask her, “What happened to you?” she said, “I cannot talk about it. “I will not talk about it.” And we didn’t talk about
Auschwitz until 1985. (melancholy music) When I ask her in 1985,
“Miriam, do you remember “when I was taken to the hospital?” she said yes. I said, “What happened to you
while I was in the hospital?” She said, “I was under
Nazi doctor supervision “24 hours a day.” It was the same two weeks
that Mengele said I would die. So I said to her, “What happened to you “after the two weeks were up?” She said she was taken back to the labs, injected with many injections that made her feel very sick. As we found out years later, when she grew up, got married in Israel, expected her first child, she developed severe kidney infections that did not respond to any antibiotic. Second pregnancy in ’63, the infection got so bad that the Israeli doctor studied her, and they found out that Miriam’s kidneys never grew larger than the
size of a 10-year-old child’s. So I begged Miriam not to
have any more children, because every pregnancy was a life crisis. But she had a third child, and after the third child was born, her kidneys deteriorated,
started to deteriorate, and by 1987, they failed. At which time I donated my left kidney. I had two kidneys and one sister, so it was an easy choice. But a year later, she developed cancerous polyps in the bladder. The doctors kept asking me
to find our Auschwitz files. We never found our files. We never found out what was
injected into our bodies, and Miriam died June 6, 1993. Months after Miriam died,
I received a telephone call from a professor at Boston, who said he heard me
speak and he would like me to go to Boston and speak. And when I came there, it would be nice if I could bring a Nazi doctor. I was stunned at such a question, and then I thought about it, I remembered that the last project that Miriam and I worked together before she died was 1992. It was a documentary done
by a German television about the Mengele twins,
and in that documentary, there was a Nazi doctor from Auschwitz. And I figured if he was alive in ’92, he might be alive in ’93. So I got his telephone
number, I called him and invited him to Boston. But he told me he was not
willing to go to Boston. But he was willing to meet with
me at his house in Germany. (dramatic music) And I didn’t plan to ask
him any of these questions. Suddenly, I am asking him,
“You were in Auschwitz. “Did you ever walk by a gas chamber? “Did you ever go inside the gas chamber? “Do you know how the
gas chamber operated?” He said, “Mm-hm, mm-hm.” He said, “This is the nightmare “that I live with every
single day of my life.” And went on describing the
operation of the gas chamber. He was stationed outside,
looking through a peephole while the gas was coming
down and people were dying. When everybody was dead, and nobody moved, he knew that they were dead, and he signed one death certificate. No names, just the number of
people that were murdered. And I ask him to go with
me to Auschwitz in 1995, when we would observe 50 years since the liberation of the camp. Because I wanted him to sign a document, just what he told me,
but I wanted it signed at the ruins of the gas
chamber in Auschwitz. And he agreed immediately. I will have an original document signed by a Nazi. And if I ever met a revisionist who said the Holocaust didn’t happen, I could take that document
and shove it in their face. I wanted to thank this Nazi doctor for his willingness to document
the gas chamber operation. I didn’t know how to thank a Nazi. I didn’t tell anybody about it, because even to me, it sounded strange. I didn’t want anybody to change my mind. After 10 months, one morning I woke up. And the following simple
idea popped into my head. How about a letter of forgiveness from me to Dr. Munch? I knew immediately that he would like it, and that was a meaningful gift. A Auschwitz survivor gives
him a letter of forgiveness, to a Nazi doctor. But what I discovered for
myself was life-changing. I discovered that I had
the power to forgive. No one could give me that power, no one could take it away. It was all mine to use
in any way I wished. And that became an interesting thing, because as a victim of almost 50 years, I never thought that I had
any power over my life. Now I began writing a letter, and I didn’t know how to
write a letter of forgiveness. And it took me four months to write it. And then I thought somebody might read it, and my diction in English is good, my spelling is not. So I wanted my former English professor to correct my spelling, so I called her. We met three times. And third time, she said to
me, “Now, Eva, very nice. “You forgive this Dr. Munch. “Your problem is not with Dr. Munch. “Your problem is with Dr. Mengele.” I was not quite ready to forgive Mengele. She said to me, “Okay. “I have been meeting with
you, correcting your letters. “Now I want you to do me a favor. “When you go home tonight, pretend “that Mengele is in the room, “and you are telling him
that you forgive him. “‘Cause I want to find out
how would it make you feel “if you could do that.” Interesting idea, I thought. And when I got home, actually,
I did something else. I picked up a dictionary and
wrote down 20 nasty words, which I read clear and loud to that make-believe Mengele in the room. And at the end I said,
“In spite of all that, “I forgive you.” Made me feel very good. That I, the little guinea pig of 50 years, even had the power over the Angel of Death of Auschwitz. So that is the way we
arrived in Auschwitz. Dr. Munch came with his son,
daughter, and granddaughter. I took my son and my daughter. I read my declaration of amnesty, which is a very good little document. And I signed it. Dr. Munch signed his document. I felt free, free from Auschwitz, free from Mengele. So now that I have forgiven him, I knew that most of the survivors denounced me, and they
denounce me today also. But what is my forgiveness? I like it. It is an act of self-healing, self-liberation, self-empowerment. All victims all hurt, feel hopeless, feel
helpless, feel powerless. I want everybody to remember that we cannot change what happened. That is the tragic part. But we can change how we relate to it. (gentle piano music)

100 thoughts on “I Survived The Holocaust Twin Experiments

  1. YALL I just noticed that in another Holocaust story her name was henia and in her story she talked about twins in Auschwitz and this is the twin I'm pretty sure!!!!

  2. it’s so sad to hear this. and whats worse is that we cant do anything to change the past. it gives me chills knowing so many more experienced the exact same thing. its so sad

  3. This woman must have gone through a lot. May this woman go to heaven without any trouble and god bless all those who have suffered from the harsh concentration camps ❤ ❤🙏🙏😭😭

  4. "I had two kidneys and one sister, so it was an easy choice."

    I'm thankful that I was given the chance to hear about her experiences. She is amazing.

  5. Who can tell the differents


  6. Thi women was awesome. She recently passed away. May she be with her family in heaven. Bless her for being able to talk about what she went through. And to be able to forgive Dr.Mengle. Her museum is a testament to her life and letting people know what happened and not letting any one forget about the atrocities that happened and never to be repeated.

  7. And my ancesters survived the Tartarian genocide in russia .Made by the bolshevik zionist jews. 60.000.000 people the jews killed in russia . Death penalty for anti semitism om the spot. 10 of millions in gulag death camps never to return . Holohaux is the biggest lie ever . Just look at the numbers from Auschwitz. It started with 4 million , now it's down to 0,9 million. But still it's 6 millions total . What about treblinka and the massgrave? It's not to be found.

  8. What a strong human being.
    Beautiful lady. ❤️

    I’ve been in Auschwitz.
    Outside a gas chamber.
    It’s so unreal and emotional
    words can’t describe

  9. What do scientists say about The holocaust? Look here..

    Chemist Germar Rudolf: -"For chemical-technical reasons, the claimed mass gassing with hydrocyanid acid in the alleged gas Chambers in Auschwitz did not take Place. The supposed facilities for mass killings in Auschwitz and Birkenau were not suitable for this purpose." He added, "Whatever building one pick in Auschwitz, all are irreconcilable with the laws of physical science."

    There is not an autopsy in existence that proves Zyklon B was the agent used to kill Jews during WW2. In this light, Jewish holocaust historian Raul Hilberg testified UNDER OATH on Jan. 17, 1985, "There is no single scientific report that shows a gas chamber. I know of no autopsy."

    Walter Luftl, president, Austrian Engineers Chamber-"Mass murder in the manner described with Zyklon B and with carbon monoxide cannot have taken place because it would violate the laws of nature and because the necessary technical and organizational prerequisites were lacking. The crematories could never have disposed of the numbers of victims. This may be considered proven by engineering science. Bodies are not a combustible material. Their cremation requires a great deal of time and energy."
    In a March 1992 report, Luftl referred to the elimination of Jews via Zyklon B as "technical impossible." He added, "Zyklon B is utterly unsuitable for the purpose of systematic mass murder."

    Dr. William B. Lindsey- As a DuPont Corp. chemist for 33 years, he testified UNDER OATH in 1985, "I have come to the conclusion that no one was willfully or purposefully killed with Zyklon B [Hydrocyanid acid gas] in this manner. I consider it absolutely impossible."
    Dr. Charles Larson-A forensic pathologist that personally inspected war camps after WW2. After conducting over 100 autopsies at nearly two-dozen different locals, Larson could not identify a single body whose death had been caused by gas poisoning.

    Jean-Claude Pressac-A holocaust supporter, he still admitted that 95% of all Zyklon B was used for pest control purposes.

    ..and then have I not even mentioned Fred Leuchter.

  10. So powerful. A day will come when no more survivors are alive. This will help us remember, and help us prevent something similar from ever happening again. Hopefully.

  11. Oh so sad poor Eva kor evil nazis!!😪 i heard Eva wrote a book called "protocols of the learned elders of Zion" It's a really good book she wants us to read it, rip Eva😪 Eva

  12. Omg I feel so bad what she went throw Rest In Peace heard you past away hopefully you relaxing right now I am so sad now 😭😭rip

  13. Rest In Peace Eva, we will never forget your amazing deeds of surviving this experience. 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

  14. Dear Eva,
    Thank you so much for sharing this story and important lesson.
    I'm so sorry you had to go through this. You were such an amazing person. I hope you are happy with your family once again.

  15. Forgiveness isn’t about giving the other person peace. Its about giving yourself peace. Powerful indeed.

  16. She is such an unbelievable strong woman and I can't imagine (and I think nobody who didn't went through similar things) how hard this time must have been to go through- even the years after 😢 I have the most respect for you I can give you – people like you are the biggest inspiration of my life 💕
    I started living with the worst feeling (bad type of depression) since I was 11 years young, because of many reasons and many things that happened to me – but I always cheered myself up with thoughts about strong people like you – now I am 19 years old, and even if I have some bad times sometimes, I am living my best life, just because I always tell myself to be strong 💕 you and all of the survivors are a big inspiration and younger generations should never forget that

  17. @4:57 she said "Mariama" and my lil sister (9 months old) said "huh"and look at the phone, cause her name is "Mariama" lol…

    But I feel bad for this lady🙁

  18. I'm pretty sure I heard her speak in person. I took my daughter to the Holocaust Memorial Center outside of Detroit. She was about 10 years old at the time and after hearing her speak, we went into another room and cried. We aren't Jewish, it was just a very painful story. She went into more detail in person.

  19. Ugh this is so sad. I honestly hate war. War sucks. When wars go on your not fighting aliens your fighting and killing people. 😭

  20. Hey BuzzFeed, did Ford pay for these experiments as well or do you guys just do clickbait? Don't forget to publish 10 reasons you may be trans before you decide to discriminate against trans-jews.

  21. Its so sad what we do to each other as human beings. I can't imagine the pain that this woman and many others went through. God bless her. Really sad how today we have many Americans who are proud to call themselves Nazi. We haven't learned much from the Holocaust, slavery and atrocities that have destroyed lives. We can easily repeat history and we are to a certain extent.

  22. Eva the deceiver.
    What an evil old liar "she" was.
    And let's not forget "she" was also a racist, Jewish supremacist Zionist.

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