A 102-year-old Holocaust survivor has become an unlikely cover model for Vogue Germany.

Born in 1921 Berlin, Margot Friedlander endured the horrors of seeing her mother and brother deported to Auschwitz while in hiding from the Gestapo. Betrayed by informants in 1944, Friedlander was sent to the Theresienstadt concentration camp before ultimately surviving Hitler’s Holcoaust.

Friedlander emerged from the ashes of that abyss with an indomitable spirit, later emigrating to America and building a life while campaigning tirelessly to share the lessons of the Holocaust’s unconscionable evil. Her advocacy efforts have earned numerous accolades, including Germany’s Federal Cross of Merit.

“To many she is known as a Holocaust survivor. But she not only survived the Nazis, she also overcame betrayal and loss,” Vogue Germany representative Kerstin Weng tells Euronews. “She would have all reason to be bitter, but remains open-minded and refuses to take sides.”

“She stands up against forgetting and for humanity and togetherness. At 102, she seeks to engage with the younger generation and proves that dialogue is still possible.”

The sight of a radiant centenarian Holocaust survivor gracing the cover of Vogue Germany would have been unthinkable for the country just a few generations ago. Fashion industry experts have applauded the move by Vogue, noting that Friedlander’s presence is a celebration of Germany’s ongoing reconciliation and its ability to emerge from the depths of moral depravity.

    Anguri Xara June 26, 2024 12:27 pm

    I LOVE that FACE!!

    Nicky June 26, 2024 2:29 pm

    The most beautiful cover ever. I salute u Mam u are a trye inspiration to us all

    Lilian krausz June 27, 2024 6:53 pm

    Inesquecível, cidadã do mundo! Parabéns para essa familia de integridade moral de exemplo de resiliência, de transpor os limiares mais tenebrosos, de dor e sofrimento, emergir para a luz do reconhecimento dos JUSTOS!!

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