Death of Gerda Lerner

April 30, 1920 - January 2, 2013
Madison, Wisconsin | Age 92

Women's history pioneer dies at 92
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DINESH RAMDE, The Associated Press
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Gerda Lerner spent her 18th birthday in a Nazi prison, sharing a cell with two gentile women arrested for political work who shared their food with the Jewish teenager because jailers restricted rations for Jews.

Lerner would say years later that the women taught her during those six weeks how to survive and that the experience taught her how society can manipulate people. It was a lesson that the women's history pioneer,...

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