Berta Gerstl (1932 - 1942)

Berta Gerstl
1932 - 1942
updated January 22, 2020
Berta Gerstl was born on April 12, 1932 in Hungary. She died on September 21, 1942 at Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi Concentration Camp and Museum, Oświęcim, Małopolskie Poland at 10 years old.

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Berta Gerstl died on at Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi Concentration Camp and Museum, 20 Więźniów Oświęcimia, in Oświęcim, Powiat oświęcimski County, Małopolskie Poland 32-600
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Berta Gerstl died on September 21, 1942 at Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi Concentration Camp and Museum, Oświęcim, Małopolskie Poland at 10 years of age. She was born on April 12, 1932 in Hungary. We have no information about Berta's family.
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In 1932, in the year that Berta Gerstl was born, on February 27th, actress Elizabeth Taylor was born in London. Her parents were Americans living in London and when she was 7, the family moved to Los Angeles. Her first small part in a movie was in There's One Born Every Minute in 1942 but her first starring role was in National Velvet in 1944. She became as famous for her 8 marriages (to 7 people) as she was for her beauty and films.

In 1940, Berta was only 8 years old when on November 5th, President Franklin Roosevelt was elected to a third term, defeating Wendell Willkie of Indiana (a corporate lawyer). Roosevelt running for a third term was controversial. But the U.S. was emerging from the Great Recession and he promised that he would not involve the country in any foreign war (which of course changed when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor). Roosevelt defeated Willkie in the popular vote by 54.7 to 44.8% and in the Electoral College 449 to 82.

In 1941, at the age of only 9 years old, Berta was alive when on June 25th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 8802, prohibiting racial discrimination in the defense industry. EO 8802 was the first federal action to prohibit employment discrimination - without prejudice as to "race, creed, color, or national origin" - in the U.S. Civil Rights groups had planned a march on Washington D.C. to protest for equal rights but with the signing of the Order, they canceled the March.

In 1942, in the year of Berta Gerstl's passing, due to World War II, automobile production in the United States was stopped on February 1st. A tire rationing program had begun the month before. Detroit - the main hub of car manufacturing - was ordered to free up assembly lines for military production. The president of the Automobile Manufacturers Association said “The automotive industry is in this war all the way". Some dealerships had to close and others expanded their repair shops. The used car market boomed (as did a black market in used cars).

In 1946, she was only 14 years old when on July 4th, the Philippines gained independence from the United States. In 1964, Independence Day in the Philippines was moved from July 4th to June 12th at the insistence of nationalists and historians.

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