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Holocaust survivor Gena Turgel, consoler of Anne Frank, dies

AP  |  London 

Gena Turgel, a Holocaust survivor who comforted diarist at the concentration camp months before its liberation, has died. She was 95.

Britain's chief rabbi, Ephraim Mirvis, said Turgel died on Thursday. says Turgel dedicated her life to sharing her story of surviving the Jewish ghetto in Krakow, and the German Nazi camps at Auschwitz, Buchenwald and Bergen-

It was in a hospital at Bergen-that Turgel cared for as the teenager was dying of She once told the BBC: "I washed her face, gave her water to drink, and I can still see that face, her hair and how she looked." After World War II, Turgel married one of the camp's British liberators, Norman Turgel, earning the nickname "The Bride of Belsen.

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First Published: Sat, June 09 2018. 21:20 IST