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Ruth Filler and her family fled Nazi Germany when she was nine years old, and settled in New Zealand.
She says it wasn’t until later that she realised how lucky they’d been to escape when they did – her future husband, Sol Filler, spent three years in Auschwitz.
He survived, but 74 members of his family were among the six million Jews murdered during the Holocaust.
Today is ‘Yom HaShoah’ on the Jewish calendar – Holocaust Remembrance Day.
Newshub Nation spoke with 89- year-old Mrs Filler about life under Nazi rule, her escape to New Zealand and the suffering endured by her husband.