Marin Holocaust survivor dies at 84
Jim Staats

Celine Ehrlich
A memorial service will be held Monday in San Francisco for Celine Ehrlich, a Holocaust survivor who spent 30 years in Marin.
Mrs. Ehrlich died Oct. 22 at her Mill Valley apartment. She was 84.

A native of Holland, Mrs. Ehrlich spent her teenage years hiding in more than 14 safe houses during World War II while most of her family was murdered at the Auschwitz concentration camp.

According to family accounts, Mrs. Ehrlich was warned by neighbors of her family’s imminent arrest in Rotterdam in 1944, but whisked away to safety by a member of the Dutch underground disguised as a police officer. Her only surviving family member was a sister who was released from a cattle car as part of a prisoner exchange.