Shoah survivor is brutally murdered
AN 81-YEAR-OLD Holocaust survivor was violently murdered in the exclusive Sydney suburb of Bellevue Hill last week.
The body of Hungarian-born Kathy Schweitzer was discovered inside a wheelie bin in the apartment block where she lived. She had been strangled. Police spokesperson Georgie Wells told the JC: “The neighbours had been trying to locate her to deliver a message but could not find her.”
Mrs Schweitzer’s doctor has told police that she had phoned him at around 2pm on the day she was murdered. He tried to call her back but could not make contact.
He went to the fifth-floor flat later in the day. A neighbour let him in and they were slipping a note under her door when they spotted the wheelie bin in the corridor. The neighbour was suspicious as to why it would be there, investigated and discovered Mrs Schweitzer’s body.
Mrs Schweitzer, who survived the Holocaust in hiding, lost her family at the hands of the Nazis.
At her funeral on Tuesday she was mourned by a group of about 80 shocked friends and associates — and
Kathy Schweitzer: strangled to death a large throng of media, who have been gripped by the grisly murder since her body was discovered last Wednesday.
Delivering the eulogy, Rabbi David Rogut, the spiritual leader of the Sir Moses Montefiore Jewish Home, where Mrs Schweitzer was a life governor, said she “leaves behind an entire city and country mourning her tragic death.”