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Freda Wineman

Discussion in 'WWII Era Obituaries (non-military service)' started by GRW, Jan 5, 2022.

  1. GRW

    GRW Pillboxologist WW2|ORG Editor

    Oct 26, 2003
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    Stirling, Scotland
    "A Holocaust survivor who endured the horror of multiple Nazi concentration camps before dedicating her life to telling her survival story to children around the UK has died at the age of 98.
    Freda Wineman, who was born in France but emigrated to London in 1950, survived periods in Auschwitz, Bergen-Belsen, Buchenwald's Ragun, and Theresienstadt before being liberated in May 1945.
    During her ordeal, in which her parents and brother were killed, Wineman came face-to-face with Josef Mengele, survived brutal conditions including being forced to sort through possessions of dead prisoners.
    After marrying and moving to the UK following the end of the Second World War, she spent her life telling her story at schools across the country.
    In 2018, she was awarded the British Empire Medal for her service to Holocaust education."
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