Isidor and Ida Straus

Isidor Straus, February 6, 1845 – April 15, 1912

Ida Straus,  February 6, 1849 – April 15, 1912

First Class

German-born Isidor Straus rose from poverty to become a Macy's store owner and U.S. House of Representatives official in New York's 15th district.

Isidor refused his lifeboat seat, insisting every woman and child be evacuated first. His wife Ida stood by with her husband and rejected his pleas to board a boat, telling him, “We have lived together for many years. Where you go, I go.” Although the two died together on the Titanic, only Isidor's body was found.

"Where you go, I go."

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