Elderly NY Irene victim had survived Holocaust

August 30, 2011 5:39:27 PM PDT
A Hasidic community leader in Brooklyn says the 82-year-old woman who drowned in the Catskills during Tropical Storm Irene had survived the Holocaust.

State police in Delaware County said Rozalia Gluck of Brooklyn was vacationing in the village of Fleischmanns, 40 miles northwest of Kingston, when the cabin where she was staying was swamped by flooding Sunday morning.

Advocate Isaac Abraham says Gluck was born in Krasna, Romania and spent time in a concentration camp during the Holocaust. She had five children, about 45 grand-children and a number of great-grandchildren.

He says Gluck was buried Sunday night in Kiryas Joel in Orange County.