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Ida Levy, 92 of West Hartford, Dec. 18, from complications due to Covid-19. She was the widow of Henry Levy. Born in Vienna, Austria, she was the daughter of the late Chaim and Anna Sack, and the sister of the late Max Sack. A Holocaust survivor, she and her family fled Vienna after experiencing the Kristallnacht pogrom in 1938. They fled to Thessaloniki, Greece where the family was then imprisoned by the Nazis. She met her late husband of after they were liberated in 1945 from the Bergen-Belsen and Auschwitz concentration camps. The couple worked tirelessly to promote Holocaust education and awareness throughout their lives in the U.S. The remainder of her family perished in the Holocaust. She is survived by her children, Esther Tafrizi and husband Shmuel of Brooklyn, N.Y., Joseph Levy and his wife Helayne of Venice, Calif., and Ann McCarthy and her husband Kevin of Westbrook; 9 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.


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