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Helga Newmark

Female Holocaust survivor ordained as rabbi

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Helga Newmark, née Helga Hoflich, was the first female Holocaust survivor ordained as a rabbi. Biography She was born in Germany, and was sent to the concentration camps of Westerbork, Bergen-Belsen, and Terezin in Czechoslovakia. She was freed at the age of twelve, and immigrated to America at the age of sixteen. When she had her first child, a daughter, she began to wonder how she would answer her daughter's questions about God. After considering several religions, she joined a [Conservative ] synagogue, Temple Emanuel in [Ridgefield Park, New Jersey] There she learned so much from the rabbi and his wife that she eventually became principal of the synagogue.

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Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion

Rabbinical seminary in Cincinnati, United States

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Religious Studies