Second cousins discovered after 70+ years

Tomorrow is opening day of the South Dakota pheasant-hunting season so we’re here in my hometown for a few days. This morning – over a leisurely cup of coffee – we watched a heartwarming TV segment on the CBS morning news program.

Two women who grew up in the same Chicago neighborhood, after escaping Nazi Germany during WWII, found a surprising connection. One of the women discovered a branch of her family on Ancestry.com and saw a familiar face: a neighbor from 70+ years ago.

To jump to the punchline, their grandfathers were brothers. Read their moving story about “six degrees of separation” here.

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