Perlmutter Rose Perlmutter, age 90, born in Sosnowiec, Poland in 1923, died September 7, 2013 in Los Angeles, CA. She was preceded in death by her sister Sophie Hertz and husband Isaac Birenbaum. She is survived by her daughters, Merry P. Korn of Columbus, OH and Regina Perlmutter of Los Angeles, CA; and granddaughters, Susan Korn of New York, NY and Janie Korn of Columbus, OH. A Holocaust survivor, Rose was interned in the notorious Bergen Belsen concentration camp. Reunited after the war with her sister, the only other member of her family to survive the Nazi scourge, she lived in Sweden and Germany before moving to Pittsburgh, PA with her two young children. Rose was well-known as the popular "Shoe Lady," a long-time employee of Gimbel's department store. Memorial services will be held Sunday the 15th at 7 p.m. at Merry Korn and Rick Saltzman's home located at 448 W. Nationwide Blvd., Suite 402, Columbus, Ohio In lieu of flowers, donations are preferred to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Sept. 13, 2013