Holocaust Survivor Returns Home After Battle With COVID-19

By WCBS Newsradio 880

EAST NORTHPORT, N.Y. (WCBS 880) — A Long Island woman, who survived the Holocaust, returned to her assisted living facility on Thursday after overcoming her battle with COVID-19.

Gita Shorr, 90, pointed to the number 33380 tattooed on her arm by the Nazis in 1942 as she spoke about her life. 

The 90-year-old survived the holocaust and had been living in an assisted living facility in New York until the COVID-19 pandemic struck and she became ill.

Shorr says the worst part about battling the virus was the fact that she could not see her family.

“Very painful to me that I couldn't see my children. I couldn't talk about nothing,” she said.

Shorr's daughter and son were by her side as she returned to the Bristal Assisted Living Facility in East Northport on Thursday.  

Her daughter says when her mom was diagnosed, she began talking and having nightmares of the concentration camps.  

Shorr says she is a survivor and thankful, and now that she is home and with her family, she is happy.

She tells WCBS 880 she is “looking toward the future” and “hoping for the best.”

The 90-year-old continues to have a positive outlook on life, as well, saying: “If I went through this I’ll can get through anything.”

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