Australian Jew turns 107

Australia’s oldest Jew, Holocaust survivor Irma Stahler, celebrated her 107th birthday last week. An inmate of Theresienstadt during World War II, Stahler was deported to concentration camps in Riga, Hamburg and Kiel. Her husband did not survive the camps. After the war, the Czech-born Stahler moved to Sweden before settling in Sydney in 1950.
Now blind, she is visited regularly by her four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren in the old-age home into which she moved three months ago.

Her oldest grandchild, Yvonne Perl, 60, told the media that her longevity could be attributed to her ability to “block things out and get on with it.â€?