Biography: Victoria Ancona-Vincent was born in 1923 in Jerusalem, but moved to Milan, Italy, in 1937 for her father’s business. Rising Jewish persecution in Italy under Benito Mussolini meant Victoria was forced to leave school, so she began work in a shop which was actually a front for a resistance movement assisting Jewish people. In 1943, Victoria was arrested by the Gestapo and taken to San Vittore prison, Milan. From there she was imprisoned in many different Concentration Camps and Killing Centres until the end of the war, when she managed to survive by escaping from a ‘Death March’ in April 1945. Victoria returned to Milan, arriving in September 1945, where she reunited with several relatives including her father who had survived. 

Testimony:  Click here to view Victoria's testimony in our online Oral Testimony Collection.

Further Information: Victoria Ancona-Vincent; Italy; Fossoli Transit Camp; Auschwitz; Ravensbrück; Malchow; Leipzig; Death Marches; Cottbus; Spremberg

Other Information: The The museum houses documents, objects, and photographs donated by Victoria Vincent. It is our privilege to care for these artefacts and ensure they are available for future generations. The museum's collection provides vital, tangible, evidence of the Holocaust. We are committed to ensuring we have everything we need to continue to tell our speaker's stories into the future. Please find a selection of objects below from the Victoria Vincent collection. You can also search our collections for further objects and information. NEKHC:2010.5NEKHC: 2010.7; NEKHC: 2010.8NEKHC: 2010.10; NEKHC: 2010.11.1-2; NEKHC: 2010.12; NEKHC: 2010.13; NEKHC: 2010.26; NEKHC: 2010.27