Hilda Strauss Eichholz - DUNWOODY - Hilda Strauss Eichholz, age 96 of Dunwoody, passed away Thursday, May 15, 2008. Born in Germany on April 5, 1912, she was the only member of her family to survive the Holocaust. She left Germany in 1938 to work in Switzerland. Her plans were to return to Germany. Due to the war she stayed 8 more years in Switzerland as a Governess. In 1946 she left Switzerland to come to the United States. She arrived here by freighter in Galveston, Texas and took a train to New York City where she had family. In New York she worked in a glove factory. She met and married Manfred Eichholz in 1947 and moved to Savannah, Ga. where she raised her family. After her husband passed away she was very involved in caring for children in the Savannah Jewish Community. In 1999 she moved to Atlanta to be close to her children and grandchildren. In 1999 she realized one of her life long dreams to travel to Israel to her grand daughter's Bat Mitzvah. She was a very active woman and loved to stay involved in life. In Savannah she was an active member in the Agudath Achim Sisterhood and B.B. Jacob Sisterhood. She volunteered in many ways to help both sisterhoods. She was a lifelong member of Mizrachi Women. In Atlanta she attended Congregation Ariel were she was known as "Oma" to the congregants. Mrs. Eichholz is survived by a son and daughter-in-law Gary and Arlene Eichholz, daughters and sons-in-law Lora and Harold Schroeder, Charlotte and Elliott Rich. Grandchildren: Rachel, Adam, Leah Eichholz and Michael, Shoshanna, David Schroeder and step-grandchildren Michael, Rachel and David Rich. Sign online guestbook at www.edressler.com . In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Congregation Ariel, Congregation B.B. Jacob in Savannah, Weinstein Hospice, or Yeshiva Atlanta High School. The funeral will be held Sunday May 18, 2008 at 12 noon at Bonaventure Cemetery in Savannah Georgia. Dressler's Jewish Funeral Care Atlanta, GA (770)451-4999 Savannah Morning News May 17, 2008 Please sign our Obituary Guest Book at savannahnow.com/obituaries .
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Published in Savannah Morning News on May 17, 2008