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  • Gerda Weissman Klein, ‘crusader of tolerance,’ receives Medal of Freedom

    February 16, 2011 | 10:22 am

    Holocaust survivor Gerda Weissman Klein was among 15 Americans to receive the 2010 Medal of Freedom from President Obama.

    “(A)s an author, a historian and a crusader for tolerance, she has taught the world that it is often in our most hopeless moments that we discover the extent of...

  • Gerda Weissman Klein, Holocaust survivor, receives Freedom Medal

    November 18, 2010 | 11:27 am

    A Holocaust survivor who teaches children the value of citizenship is among those who will be honored by President Obama with a Medal of Freedom.

    Gerda Weissman Klein, who survived the notorious death march at the end of the war designed by Nazis to keep Jews from being rescued,...