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Frieda S. Pertman, Holocaust survivor who made a new life in Baltimore

Frieda S. Pertman, Holocaust survivor who made a new life in Baltimore

Frieda S. Pertman, a Holocaust survivor who moved to Baltimore, where she and her family made a new life, died Wednesday of heart failure at the Springwell Senior Living Community in Mount Washington.

She was 99.

"She was all about resilience and went through events in her life that we can't imagine," said a son, Adam Pertman of Newton, Mass., a former Boston Globe reporter and editor. "She'd say, 'OK, we'll just do something else.'"

The daughter of Hersch Szarfsztajn, a tailor, and Chaya Szarfsztajn, Frieda Szarfsztajn was born and raised in Wohyn, Poland, the eldest of seven children.

Mrs. Pertman, who attended school only through the fifth...

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