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Vivien Spitz


1924 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Vivien Spitz Obituary
Vivien Ruth Spitz (nee Putty), aged 89, was taken home to Heaven mercifully during the night of 1st April 2014 . Beloved mother of John and Peter (wife Mandy). Grandmother to Kathryn and Madelyn. Aunt to Teresa Carroll, Vincent Carroll, and Scott Putty. She was a devout Catholic, and was deeply loved and will be dearly missed by all who knew her.
Vivien was a Fellow of the Academy of Professional Reporters of the National Court Reporters Association, and was the Chief Reporter of Debates in the United States House of Representatives from 1972 to 1982.
Mrs. Spitz reported the Nuremberg War Crimes Trials in Germany from 1946 to 1948, including the Nazi Doctors Case. From this experience she made presentations and published a book 'Doctors from Hell' . She spoke world-wide on this subject.
She was honored by Steven Spielberg's SHOAH Foundation and at Tony Randall's production of Judgment at Nuremberg on Broadway. She received the 1994 Human Relations Award and the America-Israel Friendship League Humanitarian Award. Vivien was a member of the University of Denver Holocaust Awareness Institute's Speakers Bureau and a founding member of the University of Colorado Holocaust Contemporary Bioethics Program. She is honored in the Marquis' Who's Who of American Women.
She was a woman of conviction, ethics and religion and she now will watch over us for all eternity. Friends and family can celebrate her life and offer prayers on April 7 from 11AM to 2PM in a service at the Eagles Trace Retirement Home, 14703 Eagle Vista Dr, Houston, TX 77077, where she resided for the last ten years of her life. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the National Holocaust Museum, or to a .

Published in Houston Chronicle on Apr. 5, 2014
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