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 Post subject: Holocaust survivors kick up heels at senior prom
PostPosted: May 4th, 2007, 2:36 pm 
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Holocaust survivors kick up heels at senior prom

Last Updated: Friday, May 4, 2007 | 9:35 AM ET

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Donning their best dress clothes and corsages, about 150 Holocaust survivors danced the evening away Thursday, in what was, for many, their first prom.
The kosher wine was flowing and plates of finger foods were passed around at Toronto's Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care.
"It's a wonderful thing. It makes us happy, makes us feel young," said 83-year-old Dora Bornstein. "We missed a lot. It's a miracle we survived."
She and her 92-year-old husband Joseph both lost their families during the Second World War and the prom brought a wide smile to Dora's face after what she said was a life full of too much pain.
A group of university students organized the prom, patterning it after one held in Hamilton last year.
Those students acted as dance partners, food servers and conversationalists at a party decked out in a classy Oscar theme, with posters of award-winning movies, candelabra and other elegant touches.
Jack Grunbaum, 80, stopped to catch his breath after dancing with one of the students.
"I'm not a good dancer but I dance a little bit," he said, a striking figure in his tailored suit.
It was the first high school dance for 85-year-old Leah Frimerman, who survived a youth filled with hardship that left no room for something as frivolous as a prom.
When the Nazis invaded Poland, her family left their home with just a loaf of bread each. "We ran, walked, walked, walked and we hid," she said. "We never stopped running, never stopped."
They made it across the border into Russia, where they were sent to Siberian work camps.
Thankful to have survived, Frimerman hopes the younger generations never have to go through the same ordeal.
"God bless them and hope they won't have to live through what we lived through," she said. ... -prom.html

Those Uni students deserve a huge hug and reward.


"They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old.
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them".

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PostPosted: May 4th, 2007, 2:55 pm 
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so awesome.........

so much they must of missed out on....and so much they had to live with with the memories they have.

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