The oldest victim of the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre — who left behind three children, five grandchildren and a great-grandchild — will be laid to rest Friday.
Rose Mallinger was among the 11 worshippers gunned down inside the Tree of Life synagogue Saturday morning. Mallinger may have been 97 years old, but for her, “age was truly just a number,” her family said in a statement.
Despite reports to the contrary, however, Millinger was not a Holocaust survivor.
“Rose was ‘Bubbie,’ Yiddish for grandma, to everyone in our family and our beloved community,” the family said, adding that “family was everything” to her.
“She loved us and knew us better than we knew ourselves,” the family said.
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