Margot H. (Liebenstein) Merin, 93, of Shavano Park, Texas, formerly of West Hartford and Bloomfield, died March 2. She was the widow of Leonard Merin. in Bad Liebenstein, Germany, she was the daughter of the late Bernhard and Emma Elise (Kaiser) Liebenstein. She was a Holocaust survivor, having experienced firsthand the horror of Kristallnacht in November of 1938, with the destruction of her father’s store and his arrest. Her family’s property was confiscated, along with their house, which stands to this day in Bad Liebenstein. She endured years of forced labor in various labor camps and factories under the Nazi regime, until her liberation by U.S. Army troops on April 8, 1945. She was a member of Temple Beth Israel in West Hartford. She is survived by her children, Alan J. Merin and his wife Audrey of San Antonio, Tex., Mitchell M. Merin and his wife Amy of Bernardsville, N.J., and Roseann M. Gorin of Highland Beach, Fla.; her grandchildren, Miki, Abby, and Guy Merin, Amanda and Gabrielle Gorin, and Alaina and Ariel Merin; her step-grandchildren, Thomas and Samantha Morris; her great-grandchildren, Lilit Merin-Kuntz and Aviv Merin-Kuntz; her nephew and nieces and their families; and her cousins Stanley, Steven, and Bert Livingston and their families. She was predeceased by her sister, Ilse Annaliese Hartman.


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