Born: 1930, Cristuru-Secuiesc, Romania
Describes the death of his father in Kochendorf, a subcamp of Natzweiler [Interview: 1990]
Shony's town was occupied by Hungary in 1940 and then by Germany in 1944. In May 1944, Shony was deported to Auschwitz and forced to work in a Sonderkommando, carrying bodies to the crematoria for burning. To be reunited with his father, Shony managed to switch places with another prisoner. This switch saved his life; the other Sonderkommando members were shot. Shony was transferred to the Natzweiler camp system and then to Dachau, and was liberated by US troops in April 1945.
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