Gerda Weissmann Klein: Her story was told in an Oscar-winning documentary, and her message of hope and love in the face of overwhelming evil was an inspiration to millions.

Gerda Weissmann Klein, Honored Holocaust Survivor, Dies at 97
Clay Risen
April 8, 2022

Gerda Weissmann Klein, whose harrowing story of survival through a series of concentration camps and a 350-mile death march during the Holocaust became the subject of an Oscar-winning documentary, and whose advocacy for tolerance and civic education won her a Presidential Medal of Freedom, died on Sunday in Phoenix. She was 97…The 39-minute film “One Survivor Remembers” (1995), directed by Kary Antholis, appeared on HBO to mark the 50th anniversary of the end of the Holocaust. In it, in eloquent, unflinching words, Mrs. Klein recounted how she managed to survive nearly six years of horror, even as her family and friends were murdered around her.  READ MORE


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