Everyone knows Dr. Ruth is a famous TV sex therapist. But Ruth Westheimer went through a lot before she started talking about condoms, masturbation and orgasms.

She survived the Holocaust. She taught in colleges and universities. And she was an ace sniper in the Jewish paramilitary organization Haganah (yes, really).

Now her remarkable life is the focus of Florida Rep’s new play, “Becoming Dr. Ruth.” But the way Westheimer sees things, the show’s not really about her at all.

“It’s a tribute to parents,” she says. “Not just mine, but all these other parents who sacrificed by sending their children to safety, not knowing what would happen to them.”

When she was 10 years old, Westheimer’s Orthodox Jewish parents put her on a train in Germany and sent her to Switzerland during the Holocaust. She never saw them again.

Without her parents’ sacrifice, she says, she’d never have become the woman she is today. And that’s what she thinks whenever she watches “Becoming Dr. Ruth.”

“On the one hand, it makes me emotional by saying, ‘Look at what has happened to me!’” she says. “It makes me also rejoice.

“While it makes me sad, it makes me happy at the same time. It’s nice to be Dr. Ruth!”