Statement by Jason Steinberg, President of the Queensland Jewish Board of Deputies:
“Today, 26 January marks the 100th birthday of one of Queensland’s most remarkable Holocaust survivors, Dr Bert Klug.
Bert is an inspiration. He has devoted his entire working life as a medical practitioner to helping others, as well as being a dedicated husband to his late wife, Eva. They had three talented children, nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
From surviving Nazi persecution, including two years in a concentration camp, to helping hundreds of his patients, to raising a family and becoming a grandfather, and then reaching the milestone of 100 years of age, is testimony to Bert’s character.
On behalf of Queensland’s Jewish community, we wish Bert a happy 100th birthday and rise as one to say Mazel Tov!”
Dr Bert Klug made the following comments on his 100th birthday:
“I feel very lucky to celebrate my 100th birthday surrounded by my children and grandchildren. I have had a good life, except for the Holocaust period and the loss of my family. My life has been good since the end of WWII, particularly my 70-years of marriage to Eva, who was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother.
“I have been able to achieve everything that I wanted to in my life and I’ve met some wonderful people.”
To learn more about Bert’s story visit https://holocaustfoundation.com/bert