Claire Laufer Daniels

Claire Laufer Daniels, died August 8, 2013 in St. Louis. Born in Vienna, Austria in 1921, she escaped the Nazis and came to the United States when she was 17 years of age. She was trained by the National Council of Jewish Women to be a hairdresser when she arrived in New York City. She met and married Werner Daniels, an intelligence office in the U.S. Army, in NYC in 1941 and was married to him until his death in 1999. She worked as a beautician in NYC until moving to Fort Smith, Ark. where she lived and raised her children. She moved to St. Louis to be with her children about a decade ago. She was involved in the Saint Louis Holocaust Museum as a docent and was an avid bridge player until the past few months. She leaves behind her children, Susie (the late Rik) Knopf , John Daniels, and Jeffrey Daniels; her grandchildren, Lauren (Scott) Brave, Melissa (Timothy) Peterson, Julie Daniels, Jennifer (Scott) Bernstein, Randy (Amy) Knopf, and great-grandchildren, Zoe Brave, Aaron Brave, Rebecca Knopf, and Ari Bernstein A private service will be held. Memorials contributions can be sent to the Saint Louis Holocaust Museum or the National Council of Jewish Women. Berger Memorial