Ruth Salamon-Abramsky, 89, of Livingston died June 14, 2018. She was a Holocaust survivor of Auschwitz, Bergen-Belsen, and five slave labor camps before being liberated at age 16 on April 15, 1945.
Born outside of Muncatch, in Davidkovo, Czechoslovakia, she was the eldest of her siblings, Devorah (11), Rivka (7), and Leibe (9), who were all murdered at Auschwitz together with their mother, Feige (43). Ruth and her father, Samuel Shlomo Salamon, were the only survivors of their immediate family. She served as one of 49 co-plaintiffs in the 2015 prosecution and conviction of former SS guard Oskar Groning, known as the “Accountant of Auschwitz.”
She came to the United States and settled in Newark. After moving to Livingston in 1969, she worked as an office manager for Ketcham and McDougall.
Predeceased by her husband, Jack Abramsky, she is survived by two sons, Larry and Philip; her daughter-in-law, Kathy; and two grandchildren.
Services were held June 15 at McClellan Street Cemetery in Newark. Memorial contributions may be made to NACOEJ (North American Conference on Ethiopian Jewry) or United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, D.C.