IAMA Holocaust survivor who immigrated to the US in 1951 with my husband and twin daughters. AMA.
I am sitting with my 89-year-old grandmother who is always looking for a new audience. she has a spectacularly clear memory and important stories to tell. Here is her brief self-introduction:
I was born in Tluste, Poland (which is now the Ukraine) in 1923. I was 16 when the war started and the Soviet Union occupied my town. I survived the subsequent Nazi occupation and lived in a displaced person's camp after the liberation. You can find some information about my family and town here, and verification here.
Please ask me questions!
Edit: Thank you so much for the wonderful response. I wish we could answer all of your questions. We might try to answer more tomorrow or do this again. My grandmother is an amazing woman and has a mission to share her stories with as many people as she can.
Edit: I am her granddaughter (ssu22) and will join in with my perspective and hopefully come back tomorrow to answer some more questions with her.