Holocaust Survivor Meets WWII Veteran Who Saved Him in Tearful Reunion

By Sherley Boursiquot, Epoch Times
May 26, 2016 Updated: May 26, 2016

A World War II veteran reunited with a Holocaust survivor he freed as a teenager from a Nazi death camp 71 years ago.

The emotional reunion was met with tears, hugs, and kisses. 

90-year-old Marcel Levy, a Holocaust survivor, met the 94-year-old WWII veteran, Sid Shafner, who helped free over 30,000 prisoners from the Dachau concentration camp in southern Germany in 1945. 

According to CBS News, Levy was only 17 years old when Shafner helped liberate him from the death camp. 

The emotional reunion was captured on video on May 10 at an Israeli military base for the reunion, which was organized by the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces, a not-for-profit organization. 

“Everything I have today, all of my children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, is due to you,” Levy told Shafner, according to ABC News. 

In the video, the two held each other as their family and friends looked on. 

During the tearful reunion, Levy presented Shafner, who was honored for his bravery at the time of the Holocaust, with a plaque that read, “You came like a warrior angel … and carried me into the light.”  

Since the video was posted to Facebook on May 17, it has since been viewed more than 38 million times, and has gotten up to 700,000 shares.

“We know because of you, we have Marcel,” one of Levy’s family members said. “Thank you very much. We really appreciate it, and we are very proud of you.”