Archive for March, 2007
Ruth Westheimer, popular American sex therapist and bes know as Dr. Ruth was born as Karola Ruth Siegel, June 4, 1928 in Francfurt Germany. When she was 10 she was sent to Switzerland without her parents during World War II. She learned in 1945 here parents were killed in the Holocaust, and most likely at the Auschwitz concentration camp. She later immigrated to Israel. Despite her height of 4 feet 7 inches joined the Haganah in Jeruselem and was trained as a sniper. She was later seriously wounded in action by an exploding shell during the 1948 Arab-Isreal war. It took several months before she could walk.
She moved to France in 1950 and studied and taught psychology at the University of Paris. In 1956 she emigrated to New York City, New York, United States. She earned her master’s in socialogy and a doctorate frome Columbia Unversity. She is multilingual and speaks English, Geman, French and Hebrew.
She has been married 3 times. Her third husband dying in 1997. She has two children, a boy and a girl. And several grandchildren.