The Twins Who Were Separated During the Holocaust
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🔝 Today’s Featured Story
One day, Adam Paluch received a phone call from a stranger. ‘Dad, it’s some crazy lady who says she’s your sister,’ his son told him. Adam called the stranger back, and they ended up speaking for three hours. The crazy lady was indeed his long-lost sister.
Separated as toddlers, the Jewish twins Adam and Ida Paluch survived the Holocaust knowing almost nothing about their roots. Half a century later, the two strangers miraculously found each other.
Adam and Ida were separated when they were just three years old. Adam survived a concentration camp and was given up for adoption. Ida survived the war in hiding with a Polish couple. Both siblings were baptized, given new names and birth certificates and raised Catholic.
It seemed almost impossible that they would ever see each other again. But one day Ida discovered a photo in the newspaper that reminded her of someone…