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Bela, the Forgotten War Orphan

For most of her life, she’s been called Ruth. But this Holocaust survivor, whose parents died in Auschwitz, was called Bela for a short time after being orphaned during the war. Keren Blankfeld at the New York Times shares Ruth’s personal story of how she went from being an orphan in occupied Berlin to a thriving Jewish kid growing up in New York, all thanks to one American soldier.

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