NEW YORK (AP) — An Israeli man and Polish woman have been reunited at New York’s Kennedy Airport seven decades after her Catholic family saved the Jewish boy from the Holocaust.
Seventy-seven-year-old Michael Hochberg sat holding hands Wednesday with 86-year-old Krystyna Jakubowska.
Her family took in the boy at age 4 after he was literally thrown out of the Jewish ghetto in Warsaw.
The Catholic family hid him for several years. They made sure no one discovered that he was circumcised, and therefore Jewish.
His parents and grandparents died at the hands of the Nazis.
Hochberg and his wife are now spending a month in the U.S. They also plan to visit Las Vegas and Miami.