Cousins reunited 75 years after escaping Romania and believing each other killed in the Holocaust

An eye-watering video shows two cousins and WW II survivors reunite after 75 years apart. Until now, they both believed the other had died.

87-year-old Morris Sana, and Simon Mairowitz, 85, grew up together in Romania and had been very good friends. However, as the Nazis invaded their country, their families fled separately.

From this day, the two lost touch with each other and assumed that the other had become a victim of the Holocaust.

This is the precious moment the two cousins reunited after 75 years of believing the other one had long perished:

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.

Posted by Leetal Ofer on Saturday, September 21, 2019

While Sana currently lives in Israel, Mairowitz and his family took refuge in Britain. Thankfully, Sana’s daughter began tracking down her father’s long-lost family through social media and was thus able to establish a connection between the cousins.

The family then arranged for a reunion in Tel Aviv. Sana’s grandchild, Leetal Ofer recorded their heartwarming reunion in a hotel room after which she shared the video on Facebook. The clip shows Marowitz and Sana tearfully embracing each other, evidently filled with emotion.

“You can see me now, can’t you?” Mairowitz says.

“Good to see you” Sana sobs.

“It’s good to see you too,” Mairowitz responds while holding his cousin’s face in his hands.

“Seventy-five years you waited,” he continues. “It’s a long time. But we’ve got each other now.”

Sana then tells his beloved cousin he still remembers him as a small boy.

“You remember that do you?” Mr Mairowitz responds. “Because I can’t remember that.”

Unsurprisingly, the two cousins’ family members, who watch on as it all unfolds, are also overwhelmed with emotion.  

“This is one of the most moving things I’ve ever seen and I’d love to share it with you,” Ofer wrote in the video caption.

“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.”

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