Blanche Zwern
Dressler's Jewish Funeral Care
3734 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd.
Atlanta, GA

Family-Placed Death Notice

ZWERN, Blanche Blanche Zwern, 89, died peacefully in her sleep on Thanksgiving morning, November 24, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 50 years, Simon (Sigi) Zwern. She was the daughter of Aaron Rubin, who perished in the Holocaust and survivor Natalia Rubin. She is survived by her loving children: Annie Birnbaum of Atlanta, GA, Arthur Zwern and wife, Kathy of San Jose, CA and Elaine Tenen of Coronado, CA. She was blessed with six grandchildren: George, Natalie, Jennifer, Joshua, Ariana and Jayden and four great grandchildren: Sigi, Felix, Ariel and Noa - all of whom loved and respected her for her love and devotion to her family, her heritage and her history. Born to a respected Jewish family in Krakow, Poland in 1922, she outwitted Nazi roundups through unflinching courage, intelligence, cunning and agility. Married to concentration camp survivor Simon shortly after the war, they immigrated to America with an infant daughter. Hope and love allowed her to leave her hatred and anger behind and begin to create a new life. She lived and taught deep wisdom to all around her, saying "as long as you have life, you have hope" and "to find happiness, take whatever hand you are dealt and make the best of it." She turned her devastating hand into a beautiful, productive and love-filled family. Sign on line guest book at In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Simon and Blanche Zwern March of the Living Fund at the Jewish Federation in Los Angeles, to enable future generations to learn about the history that she lived through. Services were held at Forest Lawn in Los Angeles on Sunday, November 27, 2011. Arrangements by Dressler's Jewish Funeral Care, Atlanta (770) 451-4999
Published by Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Nov. 28, 2011.
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I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one. May our Heavenly Father provide strength and comfort to the family during this time of grief. For he is near to those broken at heart. Ps 34:17,18

~ Janet
November 28, 2011
Please accept my deepest sympathies.
November 28, 2011
My condolences to the family at this most difficult time. Psalms 37
Rachel Thomas
November 28, 2011
Deepest Sympathy to the Zwern family at this time.
November 28, 2011
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