Kin reunited 65 years after Holocaust
JERUSALEM - Hilda Shlick, 75, thought she lost nearly all her family in the Holocaust — until her Internet-savvy(2) grandsons located her 81-year-old brother in Canada.
耶路撒冷- 75岁高龄的希尔达.史利克以为所有家人都在大屠杀中死了 – 直到懂互联网的孙子们找到了她现居加拿大的81岁的哥哥。
"After 65 years, I have found the sister who I love," Simon Glasberg said Monday in heavily accented(3) English, his eyes filling with tears. "I can't stop kissing her."
Using the database of Holocaust(4) victims at Yad Vashem, Israel's Holocaust memorial, two of Shlick's grandchildren, Benny and David, began unearthing a mystery spanning(5) six decades and three continents.
While improved technology in recent years has made the task of tracking Holocaust survivors easier, fewer and fewer survivors remain as each year passes.
Scanning the database, the grandsons, both in their 20s, discovered an entry(6) erroneously(7) stating their grandmother had perished(8) half a century earlier. That entry led them to other surviving relatives, who eventually brought about(9) the siblings'(10) emotional reunion Friday.
When Glasberg, who lives near Ottawa, Canada, saw his gray-haired(11) little sister for the first time, he recognized her immediately, he said.
The last time the two saw each other was in 1941, when the Glasberg family in Romania was separated after the Nazis invaded.
Hilda, then 10, escaped to Uzbekistan with her older sister Bertha. The rest of the family — parents and four brothers including Simon — stayed in Romania, finding refuge(12) in a basement. The fate of one sister, Pepi, remains unknown. She disappeared and is presumed to have been killed by the Nazis.
Glasberg, his brothers and parents emigrated to Canada after the war ended. Shlick and her sister moved to Estonia, where Bertha died in 1970.
In 1998, Shlick immigrated to Israel. During a family conversation this summer, her grandsons learned her maiden name was Glasberg, and they began to investigate her past.
1. kin 家属，亲戚
2. savvy 头脑，理解
3. accent 口音
4. Holocaust 大屠杀
5. span 横跨
6. entry 登录，条目
8. perish 毁灭
9. bring about 使发生, 致使
10. sibling 兄弟姐妹
11. grey-haired 白发苍苍
12. refuge 避难所