Two Sisters in Warsaw Ghetto

The sisters Anne Levy and Lila Millen were children in the Warsaw ghetto. When the gates of the ghetto swung closed in November 1940, Anne was six years old and Lila three (her birthday was that month). For eighteen months their mother Ruth was their sole provider. In the documentaries Anne and Lila share their vivid memories of the misery in the ghetto and of their mother’s efforts to keep them alive. The sisters describe the fateful day in December 1941 when their father Mark knocked on the door and re-entered their lives after an absence of two years, and both describe hiding in the “vegetable bin” during the ghetto’s liquidation in the summer and autumn of 1942. Anne turned seven that July, twenty days before the deportations to Treblinka began. Lila was five that November.