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ΓερμανΙα: Εξωφ υλοειαοοκυ ;oματος, 102 ετoν

“I'm grateful that I made it,” she says in an interview – The story of Margot Friedlander

German Vogue cover turned Holocaust survivor, 102, whose family was murdered in Auschwitz.

Margot Friedlander, née Bendheim, was born in Berlin in 1921. According to a brief biography on the website of the Jewish Museum of Berlin, Friedlander spent the early part of the war with her mother and younger brother Ralph, after the separation of her parents. They had plans to leave the country, but in 1943 her brother was arrested by the Gestapo.

Their mother confronted the Gestapo, resulting in her deportation to Auschwitz with her son, where they were both murdered. .

However, before she left, she left behind a message for her daughter that read: “Try to fix your life.”

Friedlander, just 21 at the time, went into hiding but was eventually betrayed and sent to the Theresienstadt camp in then-Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia in 1944, according to the museum.

In in her interview with Vogue Germany, she said: “I am grateful. Grateful I made it. That I was able to fulfill my mother's wish. Where I've made my life.”

Vogue Germany said it met with Friedlander four times this year and that the cover photos were taken in April at the Berlin Botanical Garden.

Source: 24h.com.cy

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