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Margot Heuman, Who Bore Witness to the Holocaust as a Gay Woman, Dies at 94

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Margot Heuman was 14 when she and her family were deported to Theresienstadt, a Jewish “transit” ghetto in Czechoslovakia that was a way station — a cruel intermezzo — for those who would be sent to the death camps.

It was 1942, and the Heuman family had already been severed from the comfortable life they had been living in Lippstadt, Germany.

Yet Margot was happy there. The proscriptions that followed Kristallnacht curtailed Jewish life at home, but Theresienstadt had culture, school and community.

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