Gerda Weissman Klein

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Birthday
8, 1924
Birthplace
Poland
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
8, 1924 (age 94)
Birthplace
Poland

About

Holocaust survivor who became an inspiring speaker and human rights activist, writing the best-selling autobiography All But My Life.

Before Fame

After the Nazis took over Poland, her brother was officially summoned to join the German military. Her parents were sent away to concentration camps.

Trivia

After the war, she told her story to numerous media outlets and was the honored speaker in international events, always focusing on perseverance to get through the darkest of times.

Family Life

She married Kurt Klein, a U.S. Army officer who liberated her in 1945. She said it was love at first sight, and the two wrote their own love story after the war.

Associated With

She was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Barack Obama, and also met with world leaders including Israeli PM Golda Meir.

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