These cousin best friends, were separated when their families decided to flee the country after the Holocaust. Both thought the other person was dead. Their beautiful reunion after 75 years was captured in a video.
The Holocaust was one of the most difficult periods humanity had to go through. Countless families and friends were separated from each other. This is the story of cousin best friends who were separated in the 1940s as their families flee the Nazis.
Jewish cousins Simon Mairowitz and Morris Sana were once the best of friends, but everything changed when the Nazis invaded Romania. Their respective families realized their best chance of survival was to flee the country. The pair was separated for 75 years. However, just last year, they were reunited in a touching moment that was thankfully all caught on video.
Both men grew up wrongly believing the other had died in a Concentration Camp in Europe during World War II. It was not until both their families tried to reconnect on Facebook and learned that their grandfather’s best friend was alive.
Sana, 87, who now lives in Israel, learned about his cousin through his daughter and niece, who used the social media site to reach out to their distant family members. 85-year-old Mairowitz now lives in the UK.
Unknowingly, the cousins were separated by more than 3,000 miles for over seven decades. The childhood friends were finally reunited in an emotional moment captured by Sana’s granddaughter Leetal Ofer.
The video shows the two men tearfully walking towards each other and embracing, closing their tragic 75-year-long distance.
Here take a look at the complete video.
In the end, the two vow to continue to keep in touch, no matter the distance between them now.
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