Cousins of Dr. Jerome Klein, Including Klara Klein Molnar

Dr. Jerome Klein honors his many cousins and family members who lived during the Holocaust. He notes that his cousin Klara Klein “survived by whatever devices she knew how to survive” during the Holocaust. She was a young girl while imprisoned, and endured many horrors at Auschwitz that she later wrote about in a number of short essays, including “At the Gates of Hell” and “The Punishment.” After the war, she lived in an Italian Displaced Person’s camp. Thanks to the HIAS, the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, she was able to relocate to Baltimore after the war, where she worked in a factory as a seamstress and took care of her daughter, Edit. Never a healthy woman after the Holocaust, Klara eventually died in the United States in 1995.

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