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Tattoos from Auschwitz horror bring late-life joy

Tattoos from Auschwitz horror bring late-life joyBy ARON HELLER | Associated Press | 9 hours, 33 minutes agoAs terrified teenagers 65 years ago, Menachem Sholowicz and Anshel Sieradzki stood one ahead of the other in Auschwitz, having serial numbers tattooed on their arms. Sholowicz was B-14594; Sieradzki was B-14595.

The two Polish Jews had never met, they never spoke and they were quickly separated. Each survived the Nazi death camp, moved to Israel, married, and became grandfathers. They didn’t meet again until a few weeks ago, having stumbled upon each other through the Internet. Late in life, the two men speak daily, suddenly partners who share their darkest traumas.

Tattoos from Auschwitz horror bring late-life joy – 4/19/2009 9:06:09 AM | Newser

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