An 82 year-old Holocaust survivor and grandmother drowned August 28 in a Catskills cottage after it was overtaken with floodwater caused by Hurricane Irene, The New York Daily News reports.
New York State Police Investigator Jeffrey Moore said more than 6 feet of water filled the woman’s cottage at the Valkyrian Motel located in Fleischmanns, NY.
Isaac Abraham, a Brooklyn Hasidic community leader told The Daily News that Stern-Gluck was born in Russia and survived the Holocaust. “She survived Hitler, but she couldn’t survive Irene,” he said.
New York Daily News Article- Holocaust survivor, 82, dies in Hurricane Irene floodwaters in the Catskills