Eva Aigner was born in Czechoslovakia in, By 1939 her immediate family relocated to Budapest Hungary because of the discriminatory laws against the Jews in her home town. The discrimination caught up with them in Hungary where her father was taken to the forced labor camp and killed. Eva, her mother and sister were taken to the Budapest Ghetto, suffered starvation, brutality and constant fear from the Hungarian Nazi’s. They also lived through a line up by the Danube River. By a miracle they all three survived. All of her remaining family in Czechoslovakia was murdered in the camps. She and her husband, Les, also a survivor escaped from communist Hungary in 1956 and settled in Portland in 1957 raising two children and are now the proud grandparents of 4 grandsons.