Heritage Manor Resident and Holocaust Survivor Turns 108

Published Thursday, August 8, 2019 12:00 pm

A longtime New York resident, she recently suffered a gallbladder infection that left her hospitalized for more than a week; and her daughter, Youngstown resident Barbara Ostrolenk, wanted to move her close by for care. Born Johanna Bauer on Sept. 22, 1911, in Giessen, Germany, she was an only child who lost both of her parents in the Holocaust. She met her husband, Alfred, at age 23, and they were married in August 1938. That same year, they escaped Germany with what few belongings they could and immigrated to Washington Heights, N.Y., on the SS Manhattan. In 1951, they moved to Rego Park in Queens, where Katz remained until her move to Heritage Manor this year Read more in the October Jewish Journal Monthly Magazine (page 16). 

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