A century of wisdom: Holocaust survivor celebrates 100th birthday

  • Goldie Lefkowitz is presented with her mother’s silverware by her son George at her 100th birthday celebration. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Goldie Lefkowitz celebrates her 100th birthday on Saturday. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Mayor Mitch Roth presents a proclamation to Goldie Lefkowitz Saturday at her 100th birthday celebration. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Goldie Lefkowitz shares a tender moment with her great-granddaughter Isla at her 100th birthday celebration Saturday afternoon. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

A Kailua-Kona woman, who as a young Jew fled Nazi Germany, recounted her life on the occasion of her 100th birthday Saturday afternoon.