Beautiful Moment Of Holocaust Survivor And WWII Veteran Reuniting (VIDEO)

An American World War II veteran got to hug the man he liberated from a concentration camp.

After not seeing each other for 20 years, and more than seven decades after surviving World War II, a holocaust survivor and a U.S. veteran were reunited in Israel.

Marcel Levy, now 90 years old, walked slowly across the grass to embrace one of the men who freed him from Germany's Dachau concentration camp. The man was Sid Shafner, now 94 years old and in a wheelchair. In 1945, he was one of the U.S. troops who helped liberate 30,000 prisoners from Dachau. 

"Everything I have today, all of my children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, is due to you, Sid," Levy said to Shafner

The encounter was full of smiles, tears, hugs, and introductions, as Levy showed off some of his family and Shafner cried with happiness at the sight. It was part of an eight-day trip around Israel sponsored by Friends of the IDF as part of its From Holocaust to Independence program. When they met, ABC News cameras were rolling.


Watch them reunite below:


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