Avraham approached the chief of police for protection, who put them into a cell. The reprieve was short-lived since the Nazis soon transported Alice and her mother to Auschwitz. After being tattooed, mother and daughter were moved to Lippstadt to work 12-hour shifts in a factory. Her father and brother were sent to Bergen-Belsen, where her father perished.
With the war coming to an end, Alice and her mother were shipped to Bergen-Belsen. Alice’s mother succumbed to typhoid at age 35 only 3 weeks before the camp was liberated. Alice and Arni were the sole survivors of their family. While Arni decided to immigrate to Israel, where he would die in the War of Independence at the age of 16, Alice remained in Czechoslovakia, where she married Emil Kominek and had their son, Ivan.