Irene Takes The Life Of A Holocaust Survivor

September 1, 2011

Article was updated on September 1, 2011

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

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