Holocaust Survivor Reunites With Family of U.S. Soldier

The Fellowship  |  July 27, 2020

Illustrative photo of Holocaust survivor and helping hands

90-year-old Lily Ebert (Holocaust survivor) recently spent time on a Zoom call with the family of the American soldier who encouraged her with a message of hope after being liberated during WWII, reports NBC News.

“The start to a new life. Good luck and happiness,” he wrote.

While it was a simple gesture, it was life-changing for young Ebert.

“This soldier was the first human being who was kind to us,” she said. “It was the first time after this terrible life that somebody was kind and I knew that somebody wants to help.”

Touched by the story, Forman [16-year-old grandson of Ebert] decided to share images of the banknote on Twitter. To his surprise, he said it went viral within hours, gaining over a million views.

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