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Subject: A Thanksgiving Tale to Share Date: 11/24/2004 10:20 PM
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Dear Family,

My maternal grandmother was one of 13 children. Her family lived in a small border town between Czechoslavakia, Hungary and Austria and the town had 3 different names in the three languages of the countries that owned the town every other week. She was the only family member to come to America. To the best of her (and our family's) knowledge none of her siblings or their families survived the holocaust.

Yad Vashem, the holocaust foundation and museum in Israel has just posted on the internet its listing of those who were lost in the holocaust (that they know about).In searching through the lists, I discovered the names of many of my grandmother's relatives and the name of a survivor who had testified to the information. I located this man in Los Angeles and called him this evening.

This man, Eugene, is my mother's first cousin. He is 80 years old and a survivor of the Aushwitz concentration camp. When I told him who I was he started to cry. He said he has been searching for my grandmother and her family for 54 years. It was an incredibly moving phone call and he did not want me to hang up because he said he did not want to lose me. Of course, he won't. My husband and I are trying to figure out when to visit him as I write this. I would love to bring him to the east coast where I have several cousins all of whom are as excited to meet him as I am.

So that is my Thanksgiving tale. I had to share it with all of you.

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