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article imageAuschwitz survivor uses Facebook to search for lost brother

By Paul Iddon     Mar 17, 2013 in World
Elias Gottesman, a Holocaust survivor who hasn't seen his brother Jeno in 68 years, has sought the help of Facebook in order to find his brother who he believes survived the death camp and may still be alive.
The Israeli citizen was separated from his brother in 1944 in the Auschwitz death camp -- which was where he last saw him. Today he is now using Facebook in order to try and find his long lost brother. (NY Daily News, March 16 2013)
Having changed his name to Menachem B. for personal reasons Mr. Gottesman was a mere 3-years old when he was forcibly brought to Auschwitz by the Nazis. His assigned number upon arrival there was A7733 whilst his brothers was A7734.
Upon joining Facebook in order to try and do the seemingly impossible task of locating his brother after all these years he has over 16,000 people showing their support through supportive comments and 'likes' on the social networking site encouraging and showing their support for his cause. Menachem believes there is a strong possibility that his twin sibling is still alive and has some reason to keep hope given the fact that the Red Cross records indicate that A7734 did survive the death camp and was alive at least two weeks after it was liberated by the Soviets. (Policy Mic, March 17 2013)
Even though his sibling could be anywhere and he may never be reunited with him Menachem has been overwhelmed with the support, attention and sympathy of thousands. His Facebook page can be viewed here.
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