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World War II Survivor Celebrates 71st Valentine Day With Soldier That Saved Her

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Edith Steiner will be celebrating her 71st valentine with the Scottish soldier who helped save her in World War II.

Mail UK reports that John Mackay, 96, was in the ranks of a commando team that liberated a number of Jewish prisoners from their Nazi guards in Poland.

Their love story began when 23-year-old John got love struck when  he saw 20-year-old Edith Steiner at a village hall dance to celebrate their liberation, but he was too shy to approach her.


He sent a friend to ask her if she will dance with him, but she refused, saying she will only do so if he came himself. That was the first page of their love story as they got married in July 17, 1946, and have two children, seven grand-children and five great-grand children.


They worked as hoteliers before moving to a care home in Dundee after they retired.

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