71st Valen­tine’s Day for Auschwitz sur­vivor, sol­dier she met

Cape Breton Post - - ADVICE/GAMES -

LON­DON - She is a sur­vivor of the Auschwitz death camp. He is a for­mer Scot­tish com­mando who was on the scene when the Nazis fell. They met at a dance shortly af­ter sur­viv­ing pris­on­ers were freed from the hor­rific Nazi death camp and have been cel­e­brat­ing Valen­tine’s Day to­gether since 1946. So John Mackay and his wife Edith weren’t go­ing to let liv­ing in a nurs­ing home keep them from mark­ing the ro­man­tic oc­ca­sion. They had a bit of party Tues­day at the Bal­car­res Care Home in Scot­land. Ac­tiv­ity di­rec­tor Pamela Shaw said Mackay, 96, has suf­fered a stroke but is re­cov­er­ing, and 92-year-old Edith is still go­ing strong. She says “they’re do­ing re­ally well ... their ro­mance is ab­so­lutely beau­ti­ful. They’re just amaz­ing peo­ple.”

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