Henry Stern was one of the fortunate ones. In 1937, his family embarked on the last boat of Jewish refugees to leave Germany legally. They sailed for New York. The family settled in Opelika, Alabama. As news of the Holocaust trickled out, Henry never stopped hoping that some of the relatives left behind had somehow survived. In 2004, with the aid of the internet, he succeeded. Here is an amazing clip of Mr. Stern’s reunion with his cousin Fred Hertz.
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