Posted Thursday, September 10 – 6:25 PM
By Laura Coleman
At 91 years old, Renee Firestone said she asks herself everyday, just why she is still alive. Her white hair is a radiant crown, sheltering brilliant topaz eyes that sparkle with kindness and compassion, and she’s committed to doing what she can to make the world a better place.
“It’s all miracles,” she says of her life that took her from her childhood home in Czechoslovakia, to the Nazi death camp Auschwitz in Poland and ultimately to Beverly Hills. Along the way, she learned to survive, accept the miraculous amidst tragedy and became a fashion designer, whose pieces are now part of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s permanent collection. And for the past 38 years, she has devoted her life to educating others on the Holocaust.
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