I remember visiting this website once...
It was called Gene Simmons' Mother Passes Away at 92
Here's some stuff I remembered seeing:
Simmons' wife, Shannon Tweed Simmons, reported the news on Facebook, posting an image of Simmons and his mother, expressing, "Rest in peace my dear Flora. The best grandma and mother-in-law I could ask for. You were loved and you will be missed."
Klein, a Hungarian Jew, was interned at a Nazi concentration camp during World War II and was only one of two family members to survive, her brother Larry being the other. "She saw her mother walk into a gas chamber," Simmons told
earlier this year, adding, "Despite the tragedy, she is a positive person who sees the goodness in people's hearts. I wouldn't be that forgiving if I had lived her life."
Uprooting from Israel, Klein and Simmons immigrated to the United States when he was just eight-years-old, though his father, Ferenc "Feri" Yehiel Witz, remained in Israel and had abandoned the family two years earlier. "When we arrived in America neither of us could speak a word of English," said Simmons in the same report. "My mother worked in a factory that was like a sweatshop – six days a week, no lunch breaks and there was no minimum wage. She was a button and buttonhole worker, handling 1000 coats a day. She made half a penny for every button sewed," he said of her work ethic.
Our thoughts our with Gene Simmons and his family during this difficult time.
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