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Ingeborg Bertha Weinberger (née Cohn) was born in 1920 in Leipzig, Germany. She lived with her parents, five sisters and three brothers. Her father was a doctor, but no longer worked when the Nuremberg Laws were enforced. Inge recalled that her school kept Jewish and German students separate. During Kristallnacht, her uncle was taken to the Buchenwald concentration camp, but was eventually rescued by a family member and later left the country. Due to her father’s service in World War I, her family was able to leave Germany for Copacabana, Bolivia, in 1939. Before arriving in Bolivia, Inge married her boyfriend, Hans Weinberger. She lived in Bolivia for a year and worked in a refugee children’s home. In 1940, Inge immigrated to New York and, several months later, moved with her husband to Baltimore, Maryland. In Maryland, she worked with the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS) and eventually became the Executive Director of the organization in 1967. Inge passed away on August 14, 2013.
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