Inge Auerbacher

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Birthday
31, 1934
Birthplace
Kippenheim, Germany
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Birthday
31, 1934 (age 83)
Birthplace
Kippenheim, Germany

About

Famous as both a chemist and a Holocaust survivor, Auerbacher penned a number of memoirs, including Beyond the Yellow Star to America and I Am a Star: Child of the Holocaust.

Before Fame

From 1942 until 1945, she was imprisoned at the Terezin concentration camp. She was among the one percent of the camp's inhabitants who survived the ordeal.

Trivia

After graduating from Queens College, City University of New York, she had a four decade-long career as a chemist.

Family Life

In 1945, she and several of her family members were liberated from Nazi camps by the Red Army. She immigrated to the United States in 1946 and became an American citizen several years later.

Associated With

She and fellow Holocaust survivor Elly Gross both penned memoirs detailing their World War II-era experiences.