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How a caring Scot came to rescue of Auschwitz survivors

THEY were among the lucky few who staggered out of the dreadful gates of Auschwitz when it was liberated 65 years ago today.

But Jews from the Romanian town of Targu Mures returned home to face another dreadful fate... grinding poverty.

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Holocaust Memorial Day - Targu Mures

Targu Mures lies in the heart of the Transylvania region of Romania. The city goes back more than six centuries and its population of approximately 160,000 is of Romanian and Hungarian descent. In October 1999 Ethne Woldman, the Chief Executive of Jewish Care Scotland, accompanied a delegation from East Renfrewshire Council on a visit to Targu Mures. Whilst there, she visited the Targu Mures Jewish community. This community numbers less than 200. Most are survivors of Auschwitz or Dachau and are well over the age of 75.

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