Selma Louise Freudenberg

American civil defense official (1921-2009)

Selma Louise Freudenberg (1921-2009) was the director of home preparedness for the Paramus Civil Defense and Disaster Control.


  • "I couldn't believe it, if it had just been a social event I could have understood, but this means peoples' lives, at least there are 4 people who have been won over, … it's pathetic, If a crisis arose, people would turn around and ask what C.D. was doing for them. We need something to wake people up. We want to win people over, If we save only one person it's all worthwhile."
  • "I really feel we have a big job to do to keep women from getting panicky if something happens; what will they do then, go out and get prepared when it's too late? If I have time with my three children plus the job, then I'm sure many others do too. Some one has to wake them up and I'm sure going to try."
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