Five Chimneys: The Story of Auschwitz Character Descriptions

Olga Lengyel
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Character Descriptions

Olga Lengyel - After unwittingly hastening the deaths of her child and her mother, this woman contemplated suicide, but chose to survive so that she could tell the story of the Holocaust and its victims.

Miklos Lengyel - This person, who encouraged the narrator to survive so that she could tell the story of those who died in the camps, was shot while stopping to help a fellow prisoner who had fallen.

The Unnamed German Major - This person was billeted in the author's home, and told her and her husband about the atrocities the Germans were committing against their victims, but she refused to believe it.

Olly - Although the author's husband saved this woman from a suicide attempt on the train car, she was marched off to her death the following day.

Irka - This barrack chief, whom the author used as a model for...

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