93-Year-Old Survivor Marks 71st Valentine’s Day With Hero

WWII Couple
John and Edith Mackay (Photo from The Mail)

By Rashidat Akashat

93-year-old Edith Steiner an Hungarian Jew, who survived Auschwitz World War II and the Scottish soldier who rescued her, celebrates their 71st Valentines Day together.

According to the Mail UK, her husband, John Mackay, 96, during the World War was in the rank of a commando, who rescued a number of Jewish prisoners from their Nazi guards in Poland.

WWII Couple Met In Their 20’s

At 20, she stole the attention of 23-year-old Mackay at a village hall dance to mark their liberation but he was too shy to approach her.

He however, asked a friend if Edith would dance with him, but she vehemently refused insisting she would only oblige if he asked her himself.

He agreed and then a new love story made its entry into their years of romance.

On 17 July, 1946, they became married. They have two children, with seven grand-children and five great-grand children. They worked as hoteliers before relocating to a care home in Dundee after retirement.

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