Holocaust survivor reunites with family that sheltered her
A Holocaust survivor is celebrating Thanksgiving by reuniting with the family that saved her from the Nazis.
The emotional reunion yesterday at John F. Kennedy International Airport in Queens brought together Mary Katz Erlich - who along with her family hid inside a farmhouse after the Nazis invaded Lithuania - and Egle and Aurimas Ruzgy, members of a Catholic family that sheltered the Erlichs.
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous brought the friends together after so many years.
"I am so excited to meet my mother's rescuers. For all these years, I heard the story of my being hidden through her perspective," says Mary Katz's daughter, Cheryl Rosen, who lives in Scarsdale.