Scottsdale Arizona resident Gerda Weissmann Klein, a Holocaust survivor, received one of America’s highest honors when she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom at the White House. The 86-year-old author, humanitarian and public speaker in 2008 founded Citizenship Counts, an organization dedicated to engaging young people in civics education and the responsibilities of citizenship. “All But My Life,” her 1958 memoir of her survival of Nazi persecution, formed the basis for the Academy Award-winning documentary, “One Survivor Remembers.”Weissmann Klein was born in Poland and separated from her family when the Germans invaded. She endured six years in labor and concentration camps and a 350-mile forced march. In 1945, Kurt Klein, a German-born U.S. soldier, rescued her and they married. She later became a U.S. citizen.