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The Baby Born in a Concentration Camp

Anka Bergman gave birth to her baby daughter Eva in a Nazi concentration camp.

During her pregnancy, Anka witnessed the horrors of Auschwitz and endured six months of forced labour. If the Nazis found a woman was pregnant, she could be sent straight to the gas chambers. Amazingly, Anka's pregnancy went unnoticed for months.

Anka eventually gave birth - on the day she arrived at an extermination camp. Anka weighed just five stone and was on the brink of starvation; baby Eva weighed just three pounds.

Remarkably, both mother and daughter survived, and are living in Cambridge. Now they tell their story.

35 minutes

Last on

Wed 31 Jul 2013 22:35
BBC One Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland HD only


Role Contributor
ProducerEmily Davis
DirectorEmily Davis
Executive ProducerJean-Claude Bragard
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