Mania Weindling

Of Blessed Memory 1922 – 2000

Mania Weindling was the oldest of three children born to Daniel Feldbaum, a baker, and his wife, Balcia Laundau.  During the German invasion of Poland, Mania and her family initially fled toward the Russian border but returned to Zawiercie where they were eventually forced into a ghetto. After surviving over four years of forced labor in Auschwitz, Auschwitz-Birkenau and Ravensbrück, Mania was rescued by the Swedish Red Cross as part of the Bernadotte Transports. She emigrated to the United States from Sweden in 1953.

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