Event occurred on January 27, 2021.
Anna (Brunn) Ornstein was born in 1927 in Szendrő, Hungary to Wilmos and Zsofi (Furth) Brunn and had two older brothers, Paul and Endre. After Germany invaded Hungary, her brothers were deported to a forced labor camp. Anna and her parents were eventually sent to a large ghetto in Miskolc. From there, Anna, her parents and grandmother were deported to Auschwitz-Birkenau in 1944. Her father and grandmother were killed immediately. Anna remained with her mother as they were transferred to Plaszow, returned to Auschwitz, then transferred again to the Parschnitz labor camp. They were liberated from Parschnitz on May 8, 1945 by the Soviet Army. Anna reunited with her boyfriend, Paul Ornstein, and they married in 1946. The couple attended medical school in Europe before immigrating to the U.S. in 1951 where they rebuilt their lives in Cincinnati.