Hurricane Irene Claims Holocaust Survivor
Rozalia Stern-Gluck, 82, dies in the Catskills
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 30, 2011 12:06 PM CDT
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(Newser) – One of Hurricane Irene’s victims: an 82-year-old Brooklyn woman who survived the Holocaust. Rozalia Stern-Gluck, a Russian-born grandmother, was vacationing in the Catskills when her cottage at the Valkyrian Motel flooded and she was trapped inside Sunday. A nearby creek had overflowed, and police said more than six feet of water swamped the cottage. "She survived Hitler, but she couldn't survive Irene," a Hasidic community leader tells the New York Daily News.