Leo Gersten survived the Holocaust because of one family. But it took sixty-nine years before he got to thank them properly.
Gersten has reunited with Czeslaw Polzeic at John F Kennedy Airport in New York City, for the Hanukkah and Thanksgiving holiday in the US.
During World War II, Gersten and family were hidden from the Nazis for two years by Poleziec's parents in their attic in Poland.
They lived under one roof, despite regular Nazi raids and beatingsm until July 1944 when the area was liberated by Soviet soldiers.
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