Letter from Naomi Vifko, Corporate M.D.
I am a psychiatrist and the daughter of two survivors of Auschwitz, as well as other slave labor and concentration camps. The area of Czechoslovakia in which my parents and their families lived was given to Hungary at the time of the Munich Agreement. My father, William Vilko, was in and out of a “forced labor regiment” in Kiev for two years prior to being incarcerated in a ghetto, followed by a train ride to Auschwitz in late May of 1944. My mother, Olga Vilko, was also transported to Auschwitz during that time period. Their property was taken away by Hungarian Nazis, who continued to live in their homes after their liberation at the end of the war.