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Pope meets survivors

After hearing the solemn prayer of El Maleh Rahamim, traditionally said over the dead, Pope Francis kisses hands with six survivors: Avraham Harshalom, Chava Shik, Joseph Gottdenker, Moshe Ha-Elion, Eliezer Grynfeld, and Sonia Tunik-Geron.

The life stories of the six were published by Yad Vashem, each special in its own way, yet tragically typical of all of Europe’s Jews who lived through the Holocaust.

Francis shaking hands with survivor Eliezer (Lolek) Grynfeld Monday. (Screen capture: Vatican TV)
Francis shaking hands with survivor Eliezer (Lolek) Grynfeld Monday. (Screen capture: Vatican TV)

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