Holocaust Survivor Rosalie Chris Lerman Dies at 90

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Rosalie Chris Lerman died May 19 of natural causes at the age of 90 in her Philadelphia home. She survived the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp along with her two sisters.

Holocaust survivor Rosalie Chris Lerman died May 19 of natural causes at the age of 90 in her Philadelphia home.

 

She had just celebrated her birthday in March.


 

Lerman was known as a philanthropist and Holocaust speaker.

 

She survived the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp along with her two sisters.

 

She and her husband, Miles Lerman, then moved to the U.S. A Holocaust survivor himself, Miles was the founder and chairman of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. He passed away in 2008.

 

Lerman is survived by her son and daughter, five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

 

A funeral was held Sunday at Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel in Center City, and Lerman was buried at Alliance Cemetery in Norma, N.J.

 

Shiva will be observed at the late residence from 6 to 8 p.m. from now until May 26.

 

Donations can be made to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum or to Beth Israel Congregation at 1015 E. Park Ave., Vineland, N.J. 08360.

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