Grossman, Clara

Clara Grossman was the second of Ann and Armin Hercz’s four children. Following the Nazi occupation of Hungary in 1944, Clara and her family were deported to Auschwitz-Birkenau. After a few weeks in Auschwitz, she was selected for a transfer to Stutthof where she performed forced labor until she was liberated on a death march.

Clara emerged from the camps a 15-year-old orphan. Arriving in the USA in 1948, she completed her schooling in Pennsylvania where she lived with relatives. She and her husband moved to Kansas City in 1989.



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