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Auschwitz survivor Esther Bejarano dies at the age of 96

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Esther Bejarano, a Jewish woman who survived Auschwitz concentration camp by playing in the girls’ orchestra, has died at the age of 96 in Hamburg, her adopted home. Helga Obens, a member of the Auschwitz Committee board, confirmed her death on Saturday. Bejarano died quietly in her sleep in the early hours of the morning at the Israelite Hospital, Obens told dpa. “She did not suffer,” said Obens, a close friend of Bejarano. Tributes flowed in for Bejarano. Foreign Minister Heiko Maas called her an “important voice in the fight against racism and anti-Semitism” in a tweet. “The wonderful Ester…

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