It was an emotional family reunion that was a lifetime in the making. Eliahu Pietruszka grew up thinking his whole family had been killed in a Nazi death camp, but recently discovered his brother survived and had a son.
The 102-year-old Holocaust survivor met the nephew he never knew he had in a tear-filled reunion.
Eliahu fled Poland when he was 24. His parents and one of his brothers was killed at a concentration camp. But he later learned his other brother escaped and had a son, Alexandre.
Alexandre was searching on the Internet for any information on his father’s family and was unsuccessful for many years until recently, when Eliahu’s grandson helped connect the two long-lost relatives.
News cameras were on hand for the fateful and emotional family reunion. “I’m so happy that I can see you and talk to you,” he tells his nephew. Watch and share the video with your family. It will make you want to hug them even closer.
This is the moment a 102-year-old Holocaust survivor meets the nephew he never knew he had. pic.twitter.com/IxE8KNainm
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