Long-Lost Relatives Find Each Other Through Yad Vashem

An amazing story of a family’s reunification is being told on the Yad Vashem website. A woman doing research for her son’s bar mitzvah project found a picture of her great-grandfather on the Yad Vashem website. Since neither she nor anyone in her family had uploaded this picture she set out to find out who did and found a whole family of cousins living in Israel.

An excerpt from the article:

“Cynthia Wroclowaski, Outreach Manager of Yad Vashem’s Shoah Victims’ Names Recovery Project, arranged a special visit for the family to Yad Vashem. On August 31, 2009, the two families had an emotional reunion at Yad Vashem that included a moving memorial ceremony in the Synagogue. The family recited the names of relatives murdered in the Shoah, celebrated the new ones they had found, and marked the occasion of Matthew’s Bar Mitzvah in the city of Jerusalem.”

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2 Comments on “Long-Lost Relatives Find Each Other Through Yad Vashem”

  1. Susan Says:

    I’m glad that you were touched by this moving story and wanted to share it with followers on your blog. In addition to the Yad Vashem blog at http://www.yad-vashem.blogspot.com you may find a lot of Holocaust-related information on http://www.yadvashem.org.

  2. eli@israel Says:

    oh yad vashem is a very good idea -they store all documents of those days and there i found documentation about what happened with my family. it is very good that we can know the history of our families even if its sad one

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