100 Questions—900 Answers: Interviews with Holocaust Survivors and Victims of Nazi Tyranny

Closed Shutters

  • Born August 17, 1930
  • Grounds for persecution: One of Jehovah’s Witnesses
  • Length of imprisonment: 1 year, 10 months
  • Country: France
Simone Liebster refused to perform the Hitler salute and to support the war in any way whatsoever.
After the war, she married the Jewish Holocaust survivor Max Liebster, who had become one of Jehovah’s Witnesses while imprisoned in a concentration camp. Together they worked as missionaries.

Liebster describes her experiences in her autobiography Facing the Lion, which has been translated into many languages. Together with her husband, she traveled to many European and American countries as an eyewitness of history. In video conferences via Skype, she regularly tells her story to students in the United States.

    Simone Liebster, née Arnold, young

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