”I was helping a friend … to identify her great-grandfather’s town of origin… The first thing I did was to go to the JewishGen Family Finder, where I promptly found three things: the correct name, the correct town, and a researcher who turned out to be her third cousin!”
Time is running out for parents and children and brothers and sisters who were torn apart by the Holocaust to actually be reunited. This is the story of a little girl who was placed in an orphanage in Russia in 1941, the father who never stopped searching for her, and the cousins who reunited the family.
By Michael Tobias
“It didn’t take long for Michael to realize that Moshe Porat was the same man as Moshe Perelman, Moniek Garber’s cousin…. Later that morning the two cousins spoke to each other after sixty-seven years of separation.”