April 26, 2012
Holocaust survivor Martha Strauss, 98, recalls the war at an assisted-living facility in Rockville. As tension grew for Jews in Germany, her parents sent her to to the U.S. in September 1938 and sent her younger sister, Carol Ann to Australia in early 1939. However, it was too late for her parents to flee. Her father, once a prominent businessman in Speyer, died before the war started. Her mother was taken to Gurs, an internment camp in France. Fortunately, she was able to escape from Gurs and rejoin her daughter in the U.S. in 1940.
The Washington Post