More than 100 years have sailed by since the world’s most luxurious steamship, RMS Titanic, made its disastrous end in the North Atlantic sea, after crashing into an iceberg during its maiden voyage from London to New York. A deep-sea grave became the ‘pinnacle of human achievement’s’ final destination in the early hours of April 15 1912.
One passenger, Ida Straus, a first-class female, who by all societal laws was most entitled to a lifeboat position. Offered a chance to survive, Ida Straus refused to go without her husband Isidor. Choosing instead to make the ultimate sacrifice for love, the love and devotion of Ida and Isidor, captured in their final moments together, lives on well beyond their lifetime, serving as a symbol of eternal love. This is their story.