A survivor of the Auschwitz Nazi concentration camp will have a Zoom meeting this week with the children of an American soldier who liberated her.
90-year old Lily Ebert often spoke about her experiences, but had never shown anyone an item that she’s kept with her all these years. It wasn't until her 16-year-old great-grandson wanted to document her experiences that she decided to share a German banknote that was given to her by the soldier that had an inspirational message written on it - “a start to a new life.”
Lily’s grandson posted the image on Twitter and joked with his great-grandmother that he would find the soldier in 24 hours. Within that time, replies started flooding in, telling him that the soldier must have been Private Hyman Schulman. Schulman had written "assistant to Chaplain Schachter" on the bottom of the note and many responders found him through his position.
Unfortunately, Schulman died 7 years ago and his wife also died recently, but they found Schulman's children and will meet them virtually this week.
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