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A Survivor's Tale

Today's Local Life feature is about Flora Singer, a Potomac woman who as a young girl survived the Holocaust with the help of Benedictine nuns, a priest and a Belgian businessman.

She was just a teenager when she left Belgium in 1946 and came to America but she was savvy enough to save her yellow-cloth Jewish star, false identity documents and old family photographs. Some of the photos, courtesy of her daughter, are posted here:


Photograph of Flora (front left) with extended relatives and friends at the Antwerp Public Garden in Belgium in 1938. Everyone in the photograph, except for Flora, was killed in the concentration camps.


Flora's Jewish star which she had to wear as a young girl living in Nazi-occupied Belgium. While many survivors threw their stars away, Flora saved hers and used it during public speaking engagements.


Flora Singer holds up two of Father Reynder's false identity documents while giving a lecture.

-- Lauren Wiseman

By Patricia Sullivan  |  April 5, 2009; 6:00 AM ET
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We shall never forget,
remember the holocaust to keep it holy.
Robert Singer
northern virginia

Posted by: robert49 | April 8, 2009 4:43 PM | Report abuse

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