Holocaust Survivor Celebrates 97th Birthday Amid Pandemic

The Fellowship  |  March 18, 2020

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While remaining positive, 97-year-old Holocaust survivor, Ester, celebrates her birthday over a video call to stay connected during the pandemic to loved ones, and is a good example of how to stay calm in the face of such uncertainty:

Wienrib smiled as her great-grandchildren sang happy birthday to her through a video call from their home in Hulda, a Kibbutz about 35 kilometers (21.75 miles) away in central Israel.

She later cut a birthday cake with a “98” candle on it – showing one extra year for good luck.

“I am healthy and have my wits about me. I play cards. I have friends,” she said. “We should always live in positive thoughts.”

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