Borough Park, NY – In Dec 23 1970 the first night of Hanukkah there was a major fire at a private house on 46th Street between 13 and 14 ave. Flames and smoke was heavy and members of the Rabbi Pollack family were trapped in the back, The oldest daughter Mindy was R’L killed in the fire and their 5yr old Zlata was saved by 2 heroic firefighters from Ladder 148 Fireman Capobianco, and Fireman Arther McKee. The fire was covered at that time by all major news outlets.
fireman Arther McKeey who is old and not well, for the first time paid a visit today to Brooklyn with his 2 sons to meet the girl Zlata that he saved. Zlata and her now husband Rabbi Flam and The Pollack family made an Hakoras Hatov party in honor of Arther McKeey.
the entire Jewish community recognizes the tremendous rescue of Mr. McKeey who saved the life of this woman who is married and has an extended family with children, We all wish Mr. McKeey a refuah sheleimah and speedy recovery.