Clara was born in 1921 in Targu Mures, Romania. Her father owned a grocery store and she had one sister and one brother. Clara was engaged before the war to her brother in law’s brother. When the war came to her town, she, along with all the Hungarian nationals, were sent to Auschwitz by General Horthy. She spent 14 months in Auschwitz. After the war, she and her fiancé found each other on a train in Prague. He was working for the government finding refugees and she was in Prague trying to find family. They got married that year in Hungary/Romania and immigrated to America. The couple had one daughter, two grandchildren, and four great grandchildren. They settled in Detroit and started making yearly trips to Florida each winter. They eventually retired in Florida. After her husband passed away, Clara moved into an ALF. She is a proud Jew and loves coming to TOP classes.