The last time Betty Grebenschikoff saw Ana María Wahrenberg was in 1939. They were both nine years old at the time, and were embracing each other tearfully in a Berlin schoolyard before their families had to flee the country from the Nazis. They thought they would never see each other again. Over eight decades later, at 91 years old, the two women found each other in hotel in St. Peterburg, Florida. With the help of the USC Shoah Foundation, a nonprofit organization that preserves audio testimonials of Holocaust survivors, the two individuals were reunited again. The two had been searching for each other for years. “It was very emotional,” cried Wahrenberg. “It was like we were never separated.”

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