Mourning the woman who outsmarted Mengele
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Mourning the woman who outsmarted Mengele

Sylvia Melamed dies at 98, after surviving Auschwitz and outsmarting Nazi Dr. Mengele

“According to my mother, there were two things that kept you alive,” said her son, Stephen. “You had to be strong enough to survive the hard labor, or you had to have a skill.”

After the war, she and her husband immigrated to the United States and made a new life in Skokie.

Click here for her full story written up by the Chicago Sun Times.

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