Medal of Freedom

Gerda Weissman Klein, Survivor and Educator, Receives Freedom Medal

11/18/2010

WASHINGTON (JTA) -- 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.

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