WWII veteran reunites with man he saved from concentration camp more than 70 years ago

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A World War II veteran was able to reunite with a Holocaust survivor he helped save nearly 71 years ago.

According to ABC News, 94-year-old Sid Shafner recently was able to see Marcel Levy, 90. Shafner honored for helping to free nearly 30,000 prisoners from the Dachau Concentration Camp in southern Germany in 1945.

Levy was one of the men Shafner helped rescue and they’ve remained friends, despite not seeing each other for decades.

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

Friends of the Israel Defense Forces sponsored the trip.

“Sid is crying tears of joy,” said Peter Weintraub, President of the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces. “We have done this trip several times but never have we reunited survivors and liberators.”

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