Berman was born in 1929 in Dubrinic which is now in Ukraine. Her parents were Jacob and Ruzena and she had a sister Pirika.
In 1939, Dubrinic, and the surrounding areas were annexed by Hungary with these territories formally incorporated into Hungary in 1939. The Nazis occupied Hungary in March 1944 and installed a puppet government. That government participated in the Holocaust.
Almost nothing is known about Berman’s childhood. She was deported to Auschwitz and was liberated at Bergen-Belsen.