Fryda Bierman was born December 15, 1929 in Lodz, Poland. She was an only child and says she was “spoiled.” She grew up in an Orthodox home, but she and her father were less observant about keeping Kosher. Together they went out and ate other food but could not bring it home.
Fryda had a good life till the Germans came. Her non-Jewish friends stopped playing with her. She lived in the Lodz ghetto, and when she was at least ten years old, she was taken to a camp and then shipped on a train to Auschwitz for a short time. She was not tattooed. She was sent to Frankfurt, Germany where she worked as a child slave laborer until the end of the war in 1945. She was liberated by American soldiers.