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Time:2015-08-22 17:03 Source:未知 Writer:cjss read:
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CHILDHOOD FRIENDS REUNITE AFTER 70 YEARS
ORLANDO SENTINEL Aug 5, 2015

The last time Bella Tresser and Chaya Small saw each other was nearly 70
years ago in Shanghai, where their families had taken refuge during the
Holocaust.

On Wednesday, the former schoolmates reunited at Tresser's home in
Orlando, grateful that luck and the courage of one man allowed them to
live long lives and find each other again.

"It was a total miracle that this happened," said Small, who lives in
Chicago. "I get very emotional about it."

Tresser and Small were young children when their families fled Poland as
the Nazis invaded in 1939. They were among about 20,000 European Jews who
settled in Shanghai in the late 1930s and early 1940s. Most eventually
were forced into the Shanghai Ghetto, officially known as the Restricted
Sector for Stateless Refugees.

The women have only snippets of memory from that time, but they never
forgot their friendship....

The women reconnected in 2013 after the Chicago Tribune wrote an article
about a reunion in Illinois of Shanghai Ghetto survivors. A friend sent
the newspaper to Tresser, who didn't recognize her friend's married name.

For full article, see
www.orlandosentinel.com/news/os-shanghai-ghetto-jewish-holocaust-refugees-reunion-20150805-story.html

(Author:cjss)