World Report

BERLIN (JTA) — A child survivor of the Holocaust has become the first female rabbi in the country her family fled some 63 years ago.

After her appointment was announced in March, Eveline Goodman-Thau was welcomed Sunday to Vienna's 160-member liberal congregation, Or Chadash.

Goodman-Thau was ordained in Jerusalem last October by a U.S.-born modern Orthodox rabbi.

She was born in Vienna in June 1934. Months after the Nazis took control of Austria, her family fled the country in December 1938. They survived World War II by hiding in Holland.