Judy Jacobs was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1937. Her father was a radiologist and her mother was an artist and interior designer. In March 1944, Germany occupied Hungary, and from July to December, Judy and her parents were incarcerated in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in Germany, while her grandparents and her extended family were killed in Auschwitz-Birkenau and her mother’s brother died in a forced labor camp. In December 1944, they were taken to Switzerland. In 1946, they immigrated to the United States, settling in the Washington, D.C. area in 1949.
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