A LOCAL GATHERING TO REMEMBER A SPECIAL TITANIC STORY

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Locals will gather around a very special Upper West Side memorial on 106th and Broadway this Saturday to commemorate the 102nd anniversary of the renaming of Straus Park in honor of Isadore and Ida Straus. We covered the 100th anniversary of their death aboard the Titanic here.

FRIENDS OF STRAUS PARK INVITE YOU TO JOIN US IN 
THE PARK ON 
 
SATURDAY, APRIL 15TH, 2017  FROM  1 PM – 3 PM   
 
TO COMMEMORATE THE 102ND ANNIVERSARY OF THE
RENAMING OF THE PARK AND THE 105TH ANNIVERSARY 
OF THE SINKING OF THE TITANIC  
  
AND TO HEAR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE HISTORY
OF ISADORE AND IDA STRAUS, IN WHOSE HONOR THE PARK WAS RENAMED.
 
PLEASE JOIN US
 
THE SPRING FLOWERS WILL BE IN BLOOM  
 
VIRL ANDRICK,  
PRESIDENT, FRIENDS OF STRAUS PARK
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    1. Maria says:

      To commemorate this fine Jewish couple they could have picked a better time than on the Jewish Sabbath. Incidentally isidore’s brother Nathan traveled with him on this European trip but decided to extend the trip with visit to Jerusalem. This decision saved his life.

      • Mark says:

        Yeah – how insensitive of the Titanic to sink on April 15 which happens to fall on the Sabbath in the year 2017.

      • Independent says:

        Maria:

        I certainly appreciate the sentiment. I’m afraid, however, that it may be misplaced in this case; by all indications that I am aware of, the Straus couple being commemorated were far from being Sabbath-observant Jews. On the contrary, it would appear to be a near-certainty that although Jewish, they were quite secular and assimilated. At any rate, I certainly see no evidence to suggest that the organizers of this event, in its scheduling, intended– or even were guilty of– any disrespect toward Judaism or observant Jews.