Bella Miller still remembers the day the tattoo was engraved on her arm.
She was inside a barracks at Auschwitz, the infamous Nazi death camp in Poland, weeks after she arrived with her family in August 1944. Another inmate dipped a long needle in ink and punched the number into her arm. There were about three minutes of excruciating pain.
“You were not anymore a human being, you were a number and believe me that number will never leave my mind,” Miller says. “A24977: That’s what I was.”
Bella will be sharing her story of horror strength and inspiration to the teen of the Eternal Flame Fellowship Program at Valley Chabad.