The local Fox News television reporter puts it like this: “To survive the worst of the worst — a Nazi death camp! — and then 70 years later, you’re crossing this little street in Queens and you get struck by a car… Well, that’s what happened this morning.” Basically. Ilonko Krauss was hit by a minivan at 75th Ave. in Forest Hills as it backed into a parking space. She was sent to New York Hospital-Queens in critical condition and the driver of the 2003 Toyota Sienna has been issued summonses for failure to exercise care and unsafe backing. Considering the 92-year-old Krauss survived Auschwitz during World War II, the driver is also being charged with bad karma in this life and the next.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on July 8, 2011