Great-Grandson of Elderly 'Titanic' Couple Shares Their Real Story

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Great-Grandson of Elderly 'Titanic' Couple Shares Their Real Story

NBC Today Show, 12.18.17

The real story of how the wealthy couple — 67-year-old Isidor Straus was the co-owner of Macy's department store and a former U.S. Congress member— chose to remain aboard the doomed ship so that others may live is one their great-grandson Paul A. Kurzman knows well. So the Titanic began sinking into the freezing ocean, women and children were ushered into lifeboats, as was the unwritten law of the sea. But Ida, who was 63, gave up her chance at safety to stay behind with her husband of 40 years, said Kurzman, a social worker and a professor with a dual appointment at Hunter College and at the Graduate Center at the City University of New York.

Submitted on: DEC 18, 2017

Category: GC Press Coverage | Social Welfare