Paula Bromberg was a Polish Jew whose family was seized by the Nazis, forced to live in the Lodz ghetto and later sent to the death camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau. She was sent from there to another camp, where she was exploited as slave labor. On May 6, 1945, her camp was liberated by the U.S. army near the end of World War II. She was the only one in her family who survived to see freedom.
Bromberg met her future husband, Harry, in a displaced persons camp after the war. They and their young child resettled in St. Louis.
Decades later, she told her story to Vida "Sister" Goldman Prince, with a tape recorder rolling. Bromberg died in 2013.
After years in storage, the interview on that tape — and those of 143 other Holocaust survivors with ties to the area — is now online.