Feature - Holocaust Survivor and Immigration Proponent, Gerda Weissmann Klein
At a time in the United States when the debate over immigration policy burns hot, Gerda Weissmann Klein’s story serves as a reaffirmation of the importance of refugee resettlement in America.
Weissmann Klein, born in Poland, survived six years of Nazi brutality until being liberated by American troops, among whom was her future husband, Kurt Klein. Naturalized as a US citizen in 1948, she released her personal account of the Holocaust, “All But My Life”, in 1957. Weissmann Klein went on to found the Citizenship Counts organization and has been a board member of the US Holocaust Memorial Museum....