Ina Soep Polak

Saved By The Salvadorans

At Temple Israel, survivor Ina Soep Polak describes the unique circumstances that kept her alive during the Holocaust.

04/17/2012
Special To The Jewish Week

Ina Soep Polak couldn’t believe it when she arrived at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in May 1944 and an acquaintance told her about the horrid conditions there. Although she had heard of the infamous camp during her time at the Dutch deportation camp Westerbork, this was the first she and her family heard a firsthand account about conditions so horrible that the average inmate’s life expectancy was said to be nine months. 

Polak, now 89, recalled her extraordinary survival story during a recent program at Temple Israel of Great Neck, L.I.

Holocaust survivor Ina Soep Polak described her wartime experiences during Yom HaShoah speech at Temple Israel of Great Neck.
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