104-Year-Old Holocaust Survivor With Her 400 Descendants

At the age of 20 she survived Auschwitz. Now she has over 400 descendants who joined her to celebrate

By Israel Today Staff | | Topics: Holocaust
Photo: Isaac Harari/FLASH90

Shoshana Ovitz, a Holocaust survivor, had one request for 104th birthday: “All my children, grandchildren and descendants come together at the Western Wall.” 

According to Meir Rosenstein, her grandson, Shoshana Ovitz survived Auschwitz “after watching Dr. Mengele take her mother in front of her eyes,” he told Israeli reporter Sivan Rahav Meira. “After the war, Shoshana met Grandpa Dov, who lost his wife and children in the camps. They got married and immigrated to Haifa,” he said.

“We do not have an exact number, but there are probably 400 grandchildren and descendants,” Panini Friedman, Shoshana’s eldest granddaughter told Walla! NEWS. “Only in the middle of the occasion did we realize the size of the event. Everyone was there with tears in their eyes. It was very exciting,” Friedman said.

The picture of these 400 descendants of a Holocaust survivor at the Western Wall in Jerusalem is one of the greatest demonstrations of the good overcoming evil.

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