Edith, 92, and John, 96, had a beautiful 71st valentine's day celebration together

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Edith, 92, and John, 96, had a beautiful 71st valentine's day celebration together

John McCay, 96, was among the commandos who freed a number of Jewish prisoners from prominent Nazi concentration camps in Poland, including 20-year-old Edith Steiner.

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Among other prisoners, Edith and her mother were taken to the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in Germany 6 weeks later in Auschwitz and sentenced to death. The rest of Edith's family was killed in a gas chamber.

When the prisoners were released by John and his friends, and they danced in the village to celebrate their release, Edith caught John's attention.

She sends her friend to ask Edith to dance, but she asks Johnny to come and ask her to come with him. She showed the courage to approach him, and they danced all night.

The couple, pictured aged 20 and 23, in 1944, when they first met after a dance at a village hall
The couple, pictured aged 20 and 23, in 1944, when they first met after a dance at a village hall

So what happened after a stormy romance where Edith and her mother saw John return home to Scotland?

The couple were married on July 17, 1946, and have been "fully serving" each other ever since.

According to Sharon, the couple’s daughter, Edith and her mother, who survived from Auschwitz, were sent directly to work in a gas chamber.

Edith still has “memories” of what he did at camp, including pits and books of poetry. Extraordinary John was captured as a soldier in North Africa at the beginning of the war, but managed to escape dressed as an Italian soldier.

John and Edith moved to North Pitlochry and raised two children (and finally seven grandchildren and great-grandchildren) before living in a nursing home, where they owned a hotel.

Now the obedient couple, aged 96 and 92, are celebrating their 71st Valentine’s Day together.

A worker in the house where the couple now lives said, “John is a real man. He was constantly checked to make Edith happy, and the couple called her a "lover."

"Their devotion to each other is obvious to anyone who has spent little time with them. It's nice to see a real example of true love with us at home."

 DailyMail
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And John and Edith have some tips for young couples - they plan to be romantic all year, not February 14th.

We just hope to find love like this couple.

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