Sad, brutal end for Holocaust survivor known for kindness: Holocaust survivor Katherine Schweitzer was said to be timidand kind. And: there a so many who couldn´t forget her!
Holocaust survivor Katherine Schweitzer
December 29, 2006
It ended in a death that was both brutal and mysterious: strangled in her Sydney home and dumped in a wheelie bin two days after Christmas.
Police say they can’t fathom why; neighbours are equally bewildered and shocked. Mrs Schweitzer, an 80-year-old widow who lived alone in a Bellevue Hill unit, was “timid and kind”, said one neighbour.
Detective Inspector Russell Oxford, of the NSW homicide squad, described the murder as bizarre. “I’m struggling to find a motive for such a callous act.”
Twenty detectives were assigned to investigate a death burdened by added sorrow once details of Mrs Schweitzer’s life story emerged. She had avoided the horrors…
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