Only Civilian Living in Cyprus’ Buffer Zone Dies at 104

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Elsie Slonim was the only civilian resident of the militarized zone in Nicosia. Credit: elsie.slonim/Facebook

Elsie Slonim, the only civilian living in a buffer zone in Nicosia, the largest city on Cyprus which was divided after the Turkish invasion of 1974, has died at the age of 104.

Born to a family of Jews in 1917 in Brooklyn, New York, Slonim died on January 26, on the eve of Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Her life was a long journey which took her to Hungary and Romania, back to America several times, to Israel and, lastly, to Cyprus.

She had witnessed two world wars, Nazism, and the...


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