Location: Berlin • Dortmund • Duesseldorf • Germany • Hamburg • Missouri • New York • St. Louis • United States of America
Experience During Holocaust: Escaped the Holocaust • Family Died During the Holocaust • Family Died in Concentration Camp • Family Survived
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A Brief Bio
Frida Steindecker, the daughter of Samuel and Lina Kahn, was born in Dortmund, Germany on December 17, 1898. She left Germany in May 1939 and was a witness to Kristallnacht. Her mother and many members of her extended family were murdered by the Nazis. She worked as a social worker in St. Louis from September 1939 until her retirement.
Frida Steindecker died on September 24, 1992.
Mapping Frida's Life
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“We couldn't believe [the Holocaust could happen] because everything felt normal. You couldn't believe that where you are born, where you are raised, where your family lived...you cannot believe that would happen.”
- Frida Steindecker