Holocaust survivor — a Riverside woman — honored at state Assembly

Source: The Press-Enterprise

Suzanne Coppel’s life story includes daring escapes, the fear and panic of living underground and the loss of family members torn from loving arms never to be seen again.

Her biography also includes a move to New York from France at 16, a marriage to husband Werner, the love of her life, and the rearing of her two sons, Gary and Steven.

The longtime Riverside resident has shared her story of surviving the Holocaust locally, but she recently received statewide recognition from Assemblyman Jose Medina, D-Riverside, at the California State Assembly’s Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony.