Selma Engel-Wijnberg, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Selma Engel-Wijnberg

Holocaust extermination camp survivor; diarist, writer

Date of Birth: 15-May-1922

Place of Birth: Groningen, Netherlands

Date of Death: 04-Dec-2018

Profession: diarist

Nationality: Kingdom of the Netherlands

Zodiac Sign: Taurus

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About Selma Engel-Wijnberg

  • Selma Engel-Wijnberg (born Saartje "Selme" Wijnberg; 15 May 1922 – 4 December 2018) was one of only two Dutch Jewish Holocaust survivors of the Sobibor extermination camp.
  • She escaped during the 1943 uprising, hid in Poland, and survived the war.
  • Engel-Wijnberg immigrated to the United States from Israel with her family in 1957, settling in Branford, Connecticut.
  • She returned to Europe again only to testify against the war criminals of Sobibor.
  • In 2010 she was in the Netherlands to receive the governmental honor of Knight in the Order of Oranje-Nassau.

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