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Mary Lou Ruhe

Mary Lou Ruhe
Nationality: Polish
Location: Auschwitz Concentration Camp • Auschwitz II - Birkenau Concentration Camp • Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp • Germany • Lodz • Missouri • Poland • St. Louis • United States of America • Vinnhorst Displaced Persons Camp
Experience During Holocaust: Family Died During the Holocaust • Family Died in Concentration Camp • Family Died in Ghetto • Liberated • Lived in a Displaced Persons camp • Lived in Lodz Ghetto • Lived in Multiple Concentration Camps • Sent to Concentration Camp • Sent to Ghetto • Worked in Factory

Mapping Mary Lou's Life

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“Street by street, house by house, were emptied of people. We were taken to the railroad station, we could take with us a knapsack, some food if we had any, we were loaded onto cattle cars - very crowded - and we set on our odyssey, our journey.” - Mary Lou Ruhe