Auschwitz prisoners and lovers met again after 72 long years

Auschwitz prisoners and lovers met again after 72 long years

- David Wisnia, a 93-year-old war survivor, reunited his long seen lover, Helen Spitzer, 72 years after they had been apart

- The lovers meet in Auschwitz camp during World War II when Wisnia was 17 and Spitzer was 25

- Though the lovers had the plan to meet after the war, they lost contact when the 17-year-old escaped the clutch of his captors

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Despite the fact that love stories abound, how they happen to everyone makes each unique. A 93-year-old Auschwitz survivor, David Wisnia, has reunited with his prison camp lover after over seven decades they were apart.

Daily Mail reports that Wisnia was captured and taken to the camp when he was just a teenager of 17 years old.

During his stay in the camp, he was forced to entertain his captors when they found out that he was such a beautiful singer.

His talent and relationship with a 25-year-old female prisoner, Helen Spitzer who had access into transport protocols, saved him from going to the gas chambers.

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The two lovers, however, planned to meet after the conflict had ended when they were rumours that the Soviet army could come to end the war in 1944.

The two lovers met after both of them had married and with children and grandchildren. Photo source: Daily Mail

The two lovers met after both of them had married and with children and grandchildren. Photo source: Daily Mail
Source: UGC

What stopped their plan was that Wisnia later escaped when he hit a guard with a shovel during one of their marches.

The two could not see face-to-face until 72 years after Spitzer was already old at age 98. She was also partial deaf and blind when the couple met in August 2016.

During their meeting, the man sang his decades-long lover the song she taught him. Spitzer died at the age of 100 in 2018.

During their first meeting, the woman could not recognise his love until the man leaned closer to her and the realization hits as they recalled fond memories.

"She said to me in front of my grandchildren, 'did you tell your wife what we did?,' ” he said.

In talking about how she helped him live long in the camp, he said that Spitzer took his name off transport for the three years he was there, adding that people never lived that long.

“She took my number off the transports. You see, people didn't stay in Auschwitz long enough.

“Either they died or were killed or they were taken into other camps. I never left Auschwitz. I was in Auschwitz for close to three years. That's unheard of. People didn't live that long,” he said.

Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za earlier reported that Lil Thomas, a singer, celebrated her 100th birthday with her big sister, Amy Winifred Hawkin, aged 108, sitting beside her.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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