Perl Nayman 's father was a Cohen and worked as a blacksmith. She grew up with five brothers and one sister. She and her mother helped non-Jews work the fields with their horse during her childhood years. Her family owned a plot of land and animals. She listened in classes at a cheder in Turya-Bystra. She was deported to Auschwitz in April 1944. Afterward, she was forced to work at a metal factory and then to build trenches in Germany, before her liberation by the Red Army troops in May 1945. After the war, she lived in Studenyy for thirty years, before moving to Vynohradiv in 1978.

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Pearl Nayman explains in this clip how she, at the age of 18, survived selection in Auschwitz in April 1944. She explains that she pretended her younger cousin was her child in the hopes that she would be kept together with her family, but the Germans separated her from her family, sending her to the labor camp and the rest of her family to the crematoria.