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Dr. Inge Auerbacher

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Holocaust Survivor, Chemist & Author

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Dr. Inge Auerbacher Biography

Inge Auerbacher was the last Jewish child born in Kippenheim, a village in South-Western Germany close to the borders of France and Switzerland. She was the only child of Berthold and Regina Auerbacher (nee’ Lauchheimer.) Both of her parents came from observant Jewish families who had lived for many generations in Germany.

Auerbacher was only three years old when massive riots against the Jewish community broke out across Germany and Austria from November 9-10, 1938, but her memories of Kristallnacht (Night of Broken Glass) are still vivid. Her father, grandfather, and other Jewish men over the age of sixteen were sent to Dachau concentration camp; every window in their house was broken and they had to hide in their backyard shed to save themselves from the rioting mob; and their beloved synagogue was severely damaged. Miraculously, both men in Auerbacher’s family were released from Dachau after a few weeks, but they had both been treated very badly.

Auerbacher’s family sold their house and moved in with her grandparents in Jebenhausen in 1939, but the Holocaust was in full swing by the end of 1941. Her grandmother and other members of her family were sent to Riga in Latvia, where death by shooting awaited them; others were sent to Poland never to be heard of again. At 7 years old, Auerbacher and her parents were deported in August 1942 to the Terezin (Theresienstadt) concentration camp in Czechoslovakia.

Auerbacher’s life in Terezin was a nightmare. Death, fear, and hunger were her constant companions. She saw most of her friends sent to the gas chamber in Auschwitz, and she spent months in the so-called hospital with serious illnesses. After three long years, liberation came by the Soviet Army on May 8, 1945. Auerbacher was 10 years old at the time.

Miraculously, Auerbacher and both her parents survived. Marlene, her beloved doll, also made it through the terrible times. After a short stay in a Displaced Persons’ camp in Stuttgart, they returned to Jebenhausen. They learned that at least thirteen close relatives were slaughtered by the Nazis as well as many more of her extended family. Auerbacher and her parents immigrated to America in May 1946. She was stricken with a deadly disease caused by years of malnutrition in the concentration camp. She was hospitalized for two years and fought a valiant battle to regain her strength. Although she had lost many years of schooling, she graduated with honors from Bushwick High School in Brooklyn, New York after only three years in 1953. She completed a college degree (BS in Chemistry) in 1958 and continued with post-graduate work in Biochemistry. Auerbacher worked for over 38 years as a chemist with prominent scientists in research and clinical work.

Auerbacher’s hobby is writing. More than 50 of her poems and numerous articles have been published. She was silent about her war experiences until 1981, when she wrote the lyrics “We Shall Never Forget.” The music was written by her Christian friend, Rosalie Commentucci-O’Hara. This was the only original song presented at the first "World Gathering of Jewish Holocaust Survivors" in Jerusalem in 1981. More of her lyrics have been set to music by James Donenfeld, Barney Bragin, and Cantor Sol Zim.

Auerbacher has been lecturing on the Holocaust since 1981 and has spoken to thousands of people in the USA, Canada, and Germany. She is fluent in German and English. Her audiences consist of school children, college students, and adults of any ethnic background. She has appeared on many radio and television programs both in the USA and abroad. Prize-winning documentary films have been made about her, which have been shown in the USA and all over the world.

Auerbacher is the author of the following best-selling and award-winning books: “I Am a Star: Child of the Holocaust,” which was the basis for the film “The Olympic Doll;” “Beyond the Yellow Star to America;” “Running Against the Wind;” and "Finding Dr. Schatz: The Discovery of Streptomycin and A Life It Saved.”

She has been awarded multiple prestigious awards for her work teaching tolerance and human rights, including the Ellis Island Medal of Honor and Louis E. Yavner Citizen Award in 1999, and the Doctor of Humane Letters honoris causa from Long Island University in 2005. Her hometown, Kippenheim, has also instituted the Inge Auerbacher Prize awarded to students and institutions promoting tolerance and human rights. The award was given for the first time to Karl Kopp, Principal of the Kippenheim School and the Kippenheim School on July 4th, 2001.

Speaking Topics
  • We are all God's children

    Celebrating diversity and tolerance for other ethnic and racial groups.

  • Beating all odds

    Overcoming prejudice, a deadly illness and rejection.

  • A child survivor

    presentations with or without visual aides.

  • The Holocaust through the eyes of

  • Finding Dr. Schatz - The Discovery of Streptomycin and A Life It Saved

    This is the story behind the discovery of the first antibiotic against tuberculosis.

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Finding Dr. Schatz: The Discovery of Streptomycin and A Life it Saved

Finding Dr. Schatz: The Discovery of Streptomycin and A Life it Saved

Running Against The Wind

Running Against The Wind

Beyond the Yellow Star to America

Beyond the Yellow Star to America

I Am a Star: Child of the Holocaust

I Am a Star: Child of the Holocaust

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Holocaust Survivor, Chemist & Author

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Dr. Inge Auerbacher Biography

Inge Auerbacher was the last Jewish child born in Kippenheim, a village in South-Western Germany close to the borders of France and Switzerland. She was the only child of Berthold and Regina Auerbacher (nee’ Lauchheimer.) Both of her parents came from observant Jewish families who had lived for many generations in Germany.

Auerbacher was only three years old when massive riots against the Jewish community broke out across Germany and Austria from November 9-10, 1938, but her memories of Kristallnacht (Night of Broken Glass) are still vivid. Her father, grandfather, and other Jewish men over the age of sixteen were sent to Dachau concentration camp; every window in their house was broken and they had to hide in their backyard shed to save themselves from the rioting mob; and their beloved synagogue was severely damaged. Miraculously, both men in Auerbacher’s family were released from Dachau after a few weeks, but they had both been treated very badly.

Auerbacher’s family sold their house and moved in with her grandparents in Jebenhausen in 1939, but the Holocaust was in full swing by the end of 1941. Her grandmother and other members of her family were sent to Riga in Latvia, where death by shooting awaited them; others were sent to Poland never to be heard of again. At 7 years old, Auerbacher and her parents were deported in August 1942 to the Terezin (Theresienstadt) concentration camp in Czechoslovakia.

Auerbacher’s life in Terezin was a nightmare. Death, fear, and hunger were her constant companions. She saw most of her friends sent to the gas chamber in Auschwitz, and she spent months in the so-called hospital with serious illnesses. After three long years, liberation came by the Soviet Army on May 8, 1945. Auerbacher was 10 years old at the time.

Miraculously, Auerbacher and both her parents survived. Marlene, her beloved doll, also made it through the terrible times. After a short stay in a Displaced Persons’ camp in Stuttgart, they returned to Jebenhausen. They learned that at least thirteen close relatives were slaughtered by the Nazis as well as many more of her extended family. Auerbacher and her parents immigrated to America in May 1946. She was stricken with a deadly disease caused by years of malnutrition in the concentration camp. She was hospitalized for two years and fought a valiant battle to regain her strength. Although she had lost many years of schooling, she graduated with honors from Bushwick High School in Brooklyn, New York after only three years in 1953. She completed a college degree (BS in Chemistry) in 1958 and continued with post-graduate work in Biochemistry. Auerbacher worked for over 38 years as a chemist with prominent scientists in research and clinical work.

Auerbacher’s hobby is writing. More than 50 of her poems and numerous articles have been published. She was silent about her war experiences until 1981, when she wrote the lyrics “We Shall Never Forget.” The music was written by her Christian friend, Rosalie Commentucci-O’Hara. This was the only original song presented at the first "World Gathering of Jewish Holocaust Survivors" in Jerusalem in 1981. More of her lyrics have been set to music by James Donenfeld, Barney Bragin, and Cantor Sol Zim.

Auerbacher has been lecturing on the Holocaust since 1981 and has spoken to thousands of people in the USA, Canada, and Germany. She is fluent in German and English. Her audiences consist of school children, college students, and adults of any ethnic background. She has appeared on many radio and television programs both in the USA and abroad. Prize-winning documentary films have been made about her, which have been shown in the USA and all over the world.

Auerbacher is the author of the following best-selling and award-winning books: “I Am a Star: Child of the Holocaust,” which was the basis for the film “The Olympic Doll;” “Beyond the Yellow Star to America;” “Running Against the Wind;” and "Finding Dr. Schatz: The Discovery of Streptomycin and A Life It Saved.”

She has been awarded multiple prestigious awards for her work teaching tolerance and human rights, including the Ellis Island Medal of Honor and Louis E. Yavner Citizen Award in 1999, and the Doctor of Humane Letters honoris causa from Long Island University in 2005. Her hometown, Kippenheim, has also instituted the Inge Auerbacher Prize awarded to students and institutions promoting tolerance and human rights. The award was given for the first time to Karl Kopp, Principal of the Kippenheim School and the Kippenheim School on July 4th, 2001.

Dr. Inge Auerbacher Speaking Topics

  • We are all God's children

    Celebrating diversity and tolerance for other ethnic and racial groups.

  • Beating all odds

    Overcoming prejudice, a deadly illness and rejection.

  • A child survivor

    presentations with or without visual aides.

  • The Holocaust through the eyes of

  • Finding Dr. Schatz - The Discovery of Streptomycin and A Life It Saved

    This is the story behind the discovery of the first antibiotic against tuberculosis.

Dr. Inge Auerbacher Videos

  • Holocaust Survivor Dr. Inge Auerbacher in Conversation with Clark ...
    Chargé d'Affaires, a.i. Clark Price had the honor of welcoming holocaust survivor Dr. Inge Auerbacher to the U.S. Embassy in Berlin.
  • “Memories of a Child Survivor of the Holocaust” with Inge Auerbacher
  • Holocaust Survivor Inge Auerbacher

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  • What are the speaker fees for Dr. Inge Auerbacher

    Speaking fees for Dr. Inge Auerbacher, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Dr. Inge Auerbacher are under $10,000 for live events and under $10,000 for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Dr. Inge Auerbacher, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Dr. Inge Auerbacher speak about?

    Dr. Inge Auerbacher is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Authors, Faith & Religion, Healthcare and Medical, Inspirational Speakers, Jewish Speakers, Leadership Speakers, Speakers by Industry, University Speakers, Virtual Speakers.
  • Where does Dr. Inge Auerbacher travel from?

    Dr. Inge Auerbacher generally travels from New York, NY, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Dr. Inge Auerbacher’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Dr. Inge Auerbacher for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Dr. Inge Auerbacher for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Dr. Inge Auerbacher or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Dr. Inge Auerbacher is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as We are all God's children, Beating all odds, A child survivor, The Holocaust through the eyes of and Finding Dr. Schatz - The Discovery of Streptomycin and A Life It Saved. The estimated speaking fee range to book Dr. Inge Auerbacher for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Dr. Inge Auerbacher generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Vanessa Ochs, Dr. Erica Miller, Cheryl Reibel, David Biale and Letty Cottin Pogrebin. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Dr. Inge Auerbacher for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Dr. Inge Auerbacher Speaking Topics

  • We are all God's children

    Celebrating diversity and tolerance for other ethnic and racial groups.

  • Beating all odds

    Overcoming prejudice, a deadly illness and rejection.

  • A child survivor

    presentations with or without visual aides.

  • The Holocaust through the eyes of

  • Finding Dr. Schatz - The Discovery of Streptomycin and A Life It Saved

    This is the story behind the discovery of the first antibiotic against tuberculosis.

Dr. Inge Auerbacher Speaker Videos

  • Holocaust Survivor Dr. Inge Auerbacher in Conversation with Clark ...
    Chargé d'Affaires, a.i. Clark Price had the honor of welcoming holocaust survivor Dr. Inge Auerbacher to the U.S. Embassy in Berlin.
    “Memories of a Child Survivor of the Holocaust” with Inge Auerbacher
  • Holocaust Survivor Inge Auerbacher
    EC2017 - Dr Inge Auerbacher - Life After the Holocaust
    Not letting her torment from childhood hold her back, Dr. Auerbacher has gone on “to being a chemist, world traveler, travel writer, and avid ...

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