Auschwitz survivor, 97, suffers sick abuse as trolls wish her ‘happy Holocaust’

A 97-year-old woman who survived the Holocaust has received a barrage of antisemitic abuse on TikTok.

Lily Ebert, who survived both Auschwitz and the Nazi death marches, shared a video wishing her followers a peaceful Shabbat (Sabbath) on May 14.

She was then targeted with a torrent of hateful abuse about what she had been through.

Mrs Ebert, who is one of TikTok's oldest creators, uses her account as a way to answer viewers’ questions about the Holocaust and share her life experiences.

Her videos tend to receive tens of thousands of views and likes from supporters who enjoy the content she shares.

However, the comments on her May 14 video received a wave of hateful backlash from users targeting the survivor.

Comments included "Happy Holocaust", "peace be upon Hitler", "you still alive[?]" and "ask her if she thinks the treatments of Palestinians reminds her [of] the treatment she got in the camps".

The hateful messages come amidst the Israeli-Palestine conflict, in which more than 250 mostly Palestinians have died.

Writing on Twitter, the Campaign Against Antisemitism said: "Holocaust survivor Lily Ebert's TikTok account, dedicated to asking questions and sharing answers about the Holocaust, was bombarded during Shabbat with comments praising Hitler.

"Not one of the TikToks have been political nor mentioned Israel."

Dov Forman, Mrs Ebert’s 17-year-old great-grandson, shared his horror over the incident on Twitter.

He said: "Over the past few days my great Grandmother and I have continued to receive messages of hate on TikTok and Twitter.

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"We will not allow this to stop us from educating about the horrors of the past, and what hatred can lead to. Hate only breeds hate."

In April 1945, Mrs Ebert was liberated from Buchenwald concentration camp and taken to Switzerland where she started a new life.

She had also been at Auschwitz where members of her family were killed by the Nazis.

Despite the horrific antisemitic abuse, the pair have vowed to continue their mission to educate younger generations about the Holocaust during World War 2.

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