Holocaust Survivor Marks 104th Birthday at Western Wall

The Fellowship  |  August 12, 2019

400 descendants of Holocaust survivor Shoshana Ovitz at Western Wall in 2019
400 descendants of Holocaust survivor Shoshana Ovitz at Western Wall in 2019

Shoshanna Ovitz, a Holocaust survivor, survived Auschwitz and moved to Haifa to have a family of four children. Recently, she celebrated her 104th birthday at the Western Wall with many loved ones reports the Times of Israel:

Holocaust survivor Shoshanna Ovitz had requested ahead of her birthday that “all of her children, grandchildren and descendants come together to the Western Wall.”

On Wednesday, hundreds heeded the call, flocking to the holy site days before Ovitz’s 104th birthday.

“We don’t have an exact number, but there are about 400 grandchildren and descendants here,” Pnina Friedman, Ovitz’s eldest granddaughter, told the Walla news site, as a photo of the gathering swiftly went viral.

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