Welcome to the memorial website for
March 30, 1923 – December 13, 2010
Survivor of the Holocaust, from Sighet, Romania
May her soul be bound up in the bond of eternal life.
Last updated 4-17-22
Born in 1923 in the small town of Sighet, Romania, Alice, (known then as Koppel Lucy), was twenty-one years old when in May of 1944 she and the other Jewish people of the town were forced onto cattle cars and taken to Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland. She was later liberated from Bergen Belsen concentration camp in Germany. In her book, “Tapestry of Hope,” Alice tells her dramatic story beginning with her idyllic life growing up in Sighet, and then the courage, perseverance, and mircacles it took to survive the horrors of the Holocaust. Her story is honestly told, but strangely free of bitterness.
After the war, Alice and her husband Hugo Kohn, of Wopfing, Austria, and survivor of Dachau, met and married in Sweden in 1946 where Alice was recuporating. They immigrated to the United States in 1947. In 1995, fifty years after her liberation from Bergen Belson, Alice returned with her four daughters and videographer Robert Bowling for the first time to the place of her birth, and retraced her steps to the concentration camps where she was imprisoned and eventually liberated. The documentary, “Journey to Remember,” captures her story as outlined in her book, as she shares her life experiences from the very sites where they occurred…
May 1944: “With only the clothes on our back we were driven into cattle cars. Upon our arrival in Auschwitz we were “selected” under the bright spotlight beaming down on us;… All the experiences thereafter were impossible to forget…” Alice Kern
For more information about her book or documentary, send us an email.
The 1995 documentary “A Journey to Remember” is available as an mp4 or Youtube format. A donation is appreciated to view. Please email us for details. Tapestry of Hope is available on Amazon, or direct from this site.