61 Years Later…Holocaust surviving sisters catch up

This story is nothing short of miraculous.

ISHON LEZION, Israel, Feb. 4 – Klara Bleier and Hana Katz thought each other dead, swallowed 61 years ago, like the rest of their family, in the maw of Auschwitz.
The sisters were separated in October 1944 in the Budapest ghetto when Hana left one day to find work and food.


She never returned.

But both came through the chaos of the end of the war against the Nazis, the death marches and the refugee camps; both came to Israel in 1948 and raised families, 45 miles apart. Both thought they were sole survivors.

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