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Brought Together by the Holocaust and N.Y.
By TATYANA GERSHKOVICH
Special to the Sun
November 23, 2007

A D V E R T I S E M E N T

A D V E R T I S E M E N T

A Holocaust survivor on Friday is reuniting with the deaf-mute woman whose family saved her life during the Nazi occupation of Poland.

Golda Bushkanietz, 94, and Irena Walulewicz, 82, who hid Ms. Bushkanietz for six months during World War II, are traveling from Tel Aviv, Israel, and Olsztyn, Poland, respectively, to meet for the first time in 62 years at John F. Kennedy International Airport.

“I am thrilled to see Irena. Her family was part of the intelligentsia in my town. I was a good friend of her parents, and her mother, a very sweet woman, saved me,” Ms. Bushkanietz said in a phone interview. “I often think about Irena, and I have told all of my grandchildren about how I stayed with the family.”

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