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Cousins Who Thought Each Other Had Died In Holocaust Reunited After 75 Years

Cousins Who Thought Each Other Had Died In Holocaust Reunited After 75 Years

***WARNING: IF YOU'RE THE KIND OF PERSON WHO BALLS THEIR EYES OUT WATCHING DIY SOS, THEN THIS COULD BE A BIT TOO MUCH FOR YOU***

Two cousins who thought each other had died during the Holocaust have been reunited after 75 years - and unsurprisingly, it was very emotional.

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Morris Sana, 87, and Simon Mairowitz, 85, were forced to flee Romania with their respective families when the Nazis invaded in the 1940s, according to People. The last time they saw or heard from each other was 75 years ago, and both spent the three quarters of a century since believing the other had been killed in a concentration camp.

However, while the rise of influencers and people staring at their phones in pubs might make you resent social media, it came into its own when a bit of Facebook family searching revealed that both Mr Sana and Mr Mairowitz were alive and well.

Mr Mairowitz - who lives in the UK - subsequently travelled to Israel - where Mr Sana lives - for a long overdue reunion on Thursday.

In a video of their meeting, the pair can be seen embracing, overcome with emotion... as all around weep helplessly.

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"Seventy-five years you waited. It's a long time. But we've got each other now," Mr Mairowitz said.

The pair believed each other had died in the Holocaust and hadn't heard from each other for 75 years. Credit: Facebook/Leetal Ofer
The pair believed each other had died in the Holocaust and hadn't heard from each other for 75 years. Credit: Facebook/Leetal Ofer

Honestly, if this doesn't at the very least give your heart a good warming, then you are probably a robot or a monster; or some kind of robot monster.

Mr Sana's granddaughter, Leetal Ofer, shared the touching video on Facebook, along with the caption: "This is one of the most moving things I've ever seen and I'd love to share it with you.

"My mom recently found some of her long lost cousins on Facebook. To make a long story short...

"My grandfather couldn't find his cousin and best friend after the Holocaust and was sure that he was killed at the concentration camps. He hasn't seen or heard from his cousin in 75 years. We were able to arrange for the cousins to meet today.

"The war tore so many families apart and to bring them together in Israel is so magical."

Truly, the only people who might feel anything but love for this video are Davina McCall and the rest of the gang at Long Last Family, who will surely feel as though they've let the best episode ever slip through their fingers... Thankfully Leetal made sure we didn't all miss out on this beautiful moment.

Featured Image Credit: Facebook/Leetal Ofer

Topics: Awesome, Inspirational, Community

Jake Massey

Jake Massey is a journalist at LADbible. He graduated from Newcastle University, where he learnt a bit about media and a lot about living without heating. After spending a few years in Australia and New Zealand, Jake secured a role at an obscure radio station in Norwich, inadvertently becoming a real-life Alan Partridge in the process. From there, Jake became a reporter at the Eastern Daily Press. Jake enjoys playing football, listening to music and writing about himself in the third person.

 

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