Frida Landau honors her older sister Esther Weiss Schlanger, who was born in Antalovce,
Czechoslovakia, in 1913. The sisters were very close, and were always together, even
during the Holocaust. They both worked at a slave labor camp near Dresden, and were
later sent to Auschwitz. Both Esther and Frida were eventually liberated in Theresienstadt.
After the Holocaust, around 1947, they both moved to Nashville, where they both had
families and lived near each other in the same neighborhood. Esther Weiss Schlanger
died in 2005; Frida remembers her as a good mother and hard worker. Both sisters
rarely talked about the Holocaust, as their memories were too painful to revisit.