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      Simone Liebster, née Arnold, was born on August 17, 1930, in Alsace, where she spent her childhood years. After surviving the period of Nazi terror described in her book, Simone followed in the footsteps of her father, Adolphe, specializing in fabric design at Mulhouse art school.

In 1952 she graduated from the Watchtower Bible School of Gilead in New York and has since served as a full-time Bible educator in France. She married Max Liebster, a former concentration camp prisoner, in 1956.
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In 1989 Simone Liebster became a founding member of the European Association for Jehovah's Witness Former Concentration Camp Inmates (Cercle Européen des Témoins de Jéhovah Anciens Deportés et Internés or CETJAD) and now lectures widely on the Witnesses’ experience during the Nazi regime.

She has spoken about human rights issues before the European Parliament in Strasbourg and the Council of Europe in Brussels. She has lectured about her experiences in over 50 cities in Belgium, Canada, England, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Spain, Switzerland, and the United States.

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