Polish author who survived Auschwitz dies at 98

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 Polish writer who survived Auschwitz dies at 98

Zofia Posmysh, Polish World War II resistance fighter who survived the Auschwitz and Ravensbrück concentration camps and later became a journalist and writer, has died at the age of 98.

The Auschwitz-Birkenau State Memorial Museum said Posmysh died today in a hospice in Oswiecim, a southern Polish city that was a concentration camp during the military occupation of Poland by Nazi Germany.

She would have turned 99 in two weeks

Posmysh was born on 23 August 1923 in Krakow.

She was 18 years old when she was arrested in 1942 for her association with the Polish resistance in Krakow. After spending more than two years in the Auschwitz death camp, she was deported to Ravensbrück and then to Neustadt-Glewe, where she was released at the end of the war in 1945.

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