Thursday, November 18, 2010

(NEWS) Gerda Weissman Klein, Holocaust Survivor, Receives Freedom Medal

"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, recently founded Citizenship Counts, 'an organization that teaches students to cherish the value of their American citizenship,' the White House said in a statement Wednesday. 'Klein has spoken to audiences of all ages and faith around the world about the value of freedom and has dedicated her life to promoting tolerance and understanding among all people,' the statement said."

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