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Son of Holocaust survivors reunites with daughter of rescuer at Yad Vashem

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26.05.2022

The son of Holocaust survivors reunited on Wednesday with the daughter of Polish citizens who saved his parents — and multiple other Jews — during the war and are recognized as Righteous Among the Nations.

The reunion between Dr. Isidore Zuckerbrod and Renata Szyfner, who today lives in Orlando, Florida, took place at the Yad Vashem Holocaust museum in Jerusalem, where the pair exchanged stories that they heard as children from their parents. Szyfner flew to Israel specifically to meet with Zuckerbrod, who lives in Jerusalem, and discuss their shared history.

“The versions we have individually fill in the missing gaps; they overlay each other like a woven tapestry and provide a clearer picture of the events that took place 78 years ago,” the two said, according to the museum.

In March 1942, after the liquidation of the Mielic ghetto in Poland, Zuckerbrod’s parents, Dawid and Matylda, found refuge with Katarzyna and Eugeniusz Szyfner, Szyfner’s grandmother and father, respectively.

The Szyfners other Jews beginning in the autumn of 1941 in the loft of a chicken coop on their property,........

© The Times of Israel


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