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Vera Schiff, née Katz, was born to a Jewish family in Prague, Czechoslovakia. Her father was a lawyer. During World War II, when she was 16 years old, she, her parents, sister, and grandmother were deported by the Nazis to the concentration camp at Theresienstadt. All of them but Vera died by 1944. She survived numerous brushes with death and danger over three years, including an attempted sexual assault, and the constant threat of removal to the death camp at Auschwitz. She was liberated by the Soviet Army in May 1945. Vera met her future husband, Arthur Schiff, a pharmacist, in the camp, and moved with him to Israel after the war. They lived there a dozen years before moving to Canada. She is the author of the award-winning books Theresienstadt: The Town the Nazis Gave to the Jews; Hitler’s Inferno: Eight Personal Histories from the Holocaust; and Letters to Veruska.
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