Inge Auerbacher

Inge Auerbacher - Inge Auerbacher was born on December 31st...

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Inge Auerbacher was born on December 31 st 1934, a year after the Nazis came to power, in Kippenheim, Germany. She was the only child of Berthold and Regina Auerbacher who had both come from Jewish families. She had dark brown eyes and brown curly hair, and lived in a large house with her parents and house servants. Just before Inge’s fourth birthday her father and grandfather were arrested and sent to a concentration camp. They returned a few weeks later, however, Inge’s grandfather died soon after of a heart attack. Soon, Inge could no longer attend the local public school. Six year-old Inge had to walk two miles to a larger town to catch a train in order to attend a Jewish school in Stuttgart. In 1941, she was forced to wear the yellow star, and was taunted by the other children on the train. When she was seven, Inge’s grandmother gave her a doll that she called Marlene after the German actress Marlene Dietrich. On her ninth birthday, she got an outfit for Marlene, sewn from rags. Inge loved playing the piano. When she lived with her grandparents before she was
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