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The testimony of Regina Franks, Auschwitz Survivor

For more than 30 years, Regina Franks wore the number 34679 on her forearm. She vowed that it would be part of her always – a searing reminder of the two years she spent in Nazi concentration camps. Finally, she came to believe that it made her work as a medical social worker more difficult and had it removed by surgery.

In 1996, she took her own life, haunt by the ghosts of her past, by the death of her daughter and ill health.

Her story lives on as an undying testament to the courage of a young woman who found herself marked for death but somehow survived.