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Wed Jul 22, 2020, 07:20 PM

75 years on, survivor finds the family of American soldier who liberated her

A London-based Auschwitz survivor has been united with the family of the American soldier who liberated her after a tweet about her liberation from her 16-year-old great-grandson went viral.

Lily Ebert, 90, and close relatives enjoyed an online conversation with Jason and Arlene, the children of Private Hayman Shulman, in what her great-grandson Dov Forman described as a “very special” occasion.

Recognising the fragility of life during the pandemic, he had been documenting Ms Ebert’s experiences. Going through her possessions, she had come across the banknote given to her by Private Shulman with the message: “A start to a new life. Good luck and happiness.” Dov posted an image of it on Twitter, eliciting a huge response.

The banknote also carried the inscription “assistant to Chaplain Schacter”. It was this reference — to Rabbi Herschel Schacter, the first US Army chaplain to enter Buchenwald in April 1945 — that enabled the Shulmans to make the connection.

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Wed Jul 22, 2020, 07:26 PM

1. This is a wonderful story! Thank you so much for posting it, my dear Behind the Aegis!

There is still good in the world. And we need to hear it!

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Wed Jul 22, 2020, 07:30 PM

2. so wonderful

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Wed Jul 22, 2020, 07:34 PM

3. Thank you so much for sharing this.

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Wed Jul 22, 2020, 08:51 PM

4. Made my day!❤

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Wed Jul 22, 2020, 08:58 PM

5. Amazing that these families connected after 75 years.

Thanks for sharing, BtA.

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