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Auschwitz Survivor and Her Scottish Soldier Sweetheart Celebrate 71st Valentine’s Day Together: ‘It Was Love at First Sight’

It was “love at first sight” when John Mackay, 96, met his wife of 71 years, Eci Mackay, 91, at a displaced persons camp in Germany back in 1945.

Eci and her mother, Edith, had miraculously survived six weeks at one of WWII’s most horrific extermination camps, Auschwitz, before they were liberated by a group of Russian soldiers. Their 39 immediate family members were murdered by Nazi soldiers. The lone survivors of their Jewish family, Eci and Edith sought temporary living arrangements at the displaced persons camp, where weekly dances were held.

It was at one of these gatherings that Eci, a shy and beautiful 19-year-old met John,

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