May 18, 2016

HEARTWARMING: World War II vet reunites with man he saved from Nazi concentration camp 71 years ago

StaffRebel Columnist

In a beautiful video that's sure to tug at your heartstrings, retired U.S. Veteran Sid Shafner reunited with Marcel Levy, a man he saved from a concentration camp over 70 years ago.

94-year-old Shafner was on an eight-day trip to Israel and Poland where he was honoured at a Holocaust remembrance ceremony for helping liberate 30,000 prisoners from the Dachau Concentration Camp in Germany.

Marcel Levy, who was 19 at the time, was one of the men Shafner saved.

The two men reunited May 10 at an Israeli military base and their touching reunion was caught on video.

Peter Weintraub, president of Friends of the Israel Defense Forces told ABC News, “Sid tells the story that his convoy was stopped by a Jew named Marcel. Marcel tells him in Yiddish that 'You have to leave your route and divert to help us,' which he did.”

The two men became good friends and established an instant bond.

“Everything I have today, all of my children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, is due to you, Sid,” Levy told Shafner.

According to Weintraub this trip had been done many times, but never before had survivors and liberators been reunited.

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commented 2016-05-18 19:23:50 -0400
Nice story. We owe much to our military personnel that took on the Nazi juggernaut to give us our freedoms today. Too bad the lefties including the lefty trolls that infest this site are so intent on removing those freedoms………….!
commented 2016-05-18 17:56:43 -0400
I’m a baby boomer, but it was my Parent’s generation that truly was the greatest generation. Not only did they live through the great depression and the dust bowl of the dirty thirties, they saved the world from the Nazis and Imperial Japan. And after the war, my Dad homesteaded a quarter section of bush land north of Edmonton, which he cleared with an axe, cross-cut saw and a team of horses. Nobody even knows what real hard work is anymore. When I was a teenager, I thought my Parents were out of touch with reality, but now that I’ve acquired a little wisdom myself, I look back at what they went through and accomplished and I’m in awe. They were true heroes. It was a generation of heroes.
commented 2016-05-18 15:34:38 -0400
The greatest generation – strength, dignity and humanity forged in the fires of a struggle with political evil and despotism.

How little we learn – how long until a Radical Islamic state is running the death camps and this time there will be no one strong enough to “liberate” those caught in them.