I Found Descendants of the Man Who Saved My Father from the Nazis – MyHeritage May 18, 2022

I saw this recently on MyHeritage – I Found Descendants of the Man Who Saved My Father from the Nazis: https://blog.myheritage.com/2022/05/i-found-descendants-of-the-man-who-saved-my-father-from-the-nazis/ Longer article.

By Esther May 18, 2022

Lionel Rossler, 49, of Rebecq, Belgium, tried for years to find the family that hid his father and grandmother and saved their lives during the Holocaust. When he took to social media to ask for help, MyHeritage’s Marie Cappart responded — and thanks to her research, Lionel and his father, David, were able to meet the descendants of David’s rescuer in the very place where he hid them so many years ago.

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This is Lionel’s story:

My father, David Rossler, was born Daniel Langa in 1938, and his family lived in Brussels when the persecution of the Jewish community began. They moved several times over the course of the war, and at one point, his father and uncle were arrested and never came back. My father was a young child then, and he and his mother were taken in by the Catholic convent in Brussels; but then, the convent was raided, and they only escaped thanks to the brave actions of the Mother Superior (who was later granted the title of Righteous Among the Nations).

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1 Response to I Found Descendants of the Man Who Saved My Father from the Nazis – MyHeritage May 18, 2022

  1. SLIMJIM says:

    Wow what an emotional story

    Liked by 1 person

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