They were always together: sisters who survived the Holocaust died in the USA

They were always together: sisters who survived the Holocaust died in the USA

They were always together: Sisters who survived the Holocaust died in the USA

They were always together: Sisters who survived the Holocaust died in the USA

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August 24, at the age of 98, she left the world Ilse Scheuer, and on Saturday, September 3, 95-year-old Nathan Ruth Yosher Ziegler. Both sisters survived the Holocaust and remained best friends until the end of their lives.

The relatives were born in Germany and were children during the rise to power in the 1930s of Adolf Hitler. In 1944, the girls were separated from their mother and sent to work in the Birkenau camp. They never saw their mother after that, and their father and older brother died in the Nazi death camps.

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This is reported by The Times of Israel with reference to the Holocaust Education Center in Alabama.

“The girls spent hours carrying bricks from one end of the complex to the other. Ilse also sewed gun cases and uniforms. Working near the cremators, they saw mountains of shoes. For the first time, they realized that their cellmates were being killed and cremated,” the biography of the now deceased says.

Despite all the horrors, Ilse and Nathan survived the Nazi death camps, after which they became inseparable. After that, each of them married Holocaust survivors in 1949 and later they began to live together with their families in the city of Birmingham, Alabama.

The sisters taught, told students about the Holocaust and the last years of their lives were widows. Their homes were within walking distance of each other.

“They were always together. I think that when Ilse died, Ruth was ready,” said the director of the Education Center, Anne Mollengarden.