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Ruth G. Edidin, who fled Nazi persecution during World War II, dies

Ruth G. Edidin, who fled Nazi persecution during World War II, dies

Ruth G. Edidin, who as a Jewish girl in Brussels during World War II successfully escaped being sent to a Nazi death camp, and who later became a college mathematics instructor, died Friday from complications of Alzheimer’s disease at Tudor Heights assisted living in Baltimore.

The Cheswolde resident was 82.

The daughter of Abraham Glicenstein, owner of a custom tailoring business, and Hinda Lis Glicenstein, a homemaker, Ruth Glicenstein was born in Berlin.

“In the face of increasing anti-Semitism, Ruth’s father left Germany for Belgium in 1939. He died in Brussels some little time after that,” wrote her husband of 54 years, Michael...

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