Friday, May 09, 2008

Remembering Manya Korenblit

Holocaust survivor - and long time resident of Ponca City - Manya Korenblit died recently at age 83. Imprisoned as a girl by German Nazis, she survived 5 concentration camps including Auschwitz. She weighed 65 pounds when she was freed at age 20. You can read about her and her husband, Meyer, here and also read Carla Hinton's lovely remembrance. Her son, Michael Korenblit, co-authored a book about his parent's lives entitled Until We Meet Again. Michael and his wife, Joan, also founded the Respect Diversity Foundation which is based in Edmond, Oklahoma.


  1. Anonymous6:28 PM

    I'm doing a report on the Holocaust for a Communication Arts project. I chose to read the book "Until We Meet Again", I love their story, but I was wondering what the "KL" stood for on Manya's arm?

  2. Anonymous11:06 AM

    The KL tatooed on Manya's arm are the initials for Konzentrationslager which means "Concentration Camp."

  3. Anonymous8:58 PM

    I knew manya and her husband for many years they were both very nice people and major gave me a copy of there book it probably the only book i have ever read that kept me interested. it is amazing what they went through