Nazi Concentration Camp Survivor Dead at 73

Posted: November 29, 2010 in World War 2
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ARTICLE BY Raphael G. Satter PUBLISHED ON THE CHRONICLE HERALD

Ingrid Pitt, who survived a Nazi concentration camp & dodged Communist police to become one of Britain’s best-known horror stars, died Tuesday, her daughter said. She was 73.

Born to a mother of Jewish descent, Pitt was interned in a Nazi concentration camp at the age of five. She survived the war, but was forced to flee Communist Berlin on the night of her planned stage debut, plunging into the River Spree in a bid to escape East German authorities. In a twist which easily surpassed the drama of the camp horror films in which she starred, she was rescued by an American soldier who would go on to become her husband. [Read More]

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