Yona Lax


Yona Lax lived in the Lodz Ghetto in Poland until its liquidation; she was incarcerated in Auschwitz until its liquidation on January 19, 1945. She took part in a Death March to the Ravensbruk Camp; then to the Malchow Camp, where she remained until it was demolished. Later she marched to Leipzig, under S.S. guard, until its liberation by the Russians on May 8, 1945, at the end of the war.

Mrs. Lax volunteered at Magen David Adom and took First Aid courses. She served as legal advocate for the National Council for Volunteering in Israel and as comptroller of the Governing Council of the Tel-Aviv – Jaffa Association for the Rehabilitation of Prisoners and their Families.

Mrs. Lax also serves as chairperson of the Association of Mengele Twins of Auschwitz, engaging in documentation in Israel and abroad. She serves as referee of the Parliamentary Association of Holocaust Survivors, striving to provide information and fight anti-Semitism; accompanies groups to Poland; serves on the Governing Council of the Foundation for the Benefit of Holocaust Victims in Israel.

She studied geriatrics and legal advocacy at the Bar-Ilan University and preventive medicine at the University of Tel-Aviv. Mrs. Lax is married and has three sons, as well as grandchildren.
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