Holocaust survivor, rescuer reunite

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Dr. Leon Gersten, a holocaust survivor, reunites with Czeslaw Polziec, the man whose family saved him during World War II. (Nov. 27, 2013)

For the first time in 68 years, Holocaust
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For the first time in 68 years, Holocaust survivor Dr. Leon Gersten, right, gets a big hug while being reunited with Chzeslaw Polziec of Poland, at John F. Kennedy International Airport. (Nov. 27, 2013)

After being reunited after 68 years, Holocaust survivor
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After being reunited after 68 years, Holocaust survivor Dr. Leon Gersten, right, and Chzeslaw Polziec, of Poland, talk with the media at John F. Kennedy International Airport. (Nov. 27, 2013)

After being reunited after 68 years, Holocaust survivor
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After being reunited after 68 years, Holocaust survivor Dr. Leon Gersten, right, and his family are introduced to Chzeslaw Polziec, of Poland, at John F. Kennedy International Airport. (Nov. 27, 2013)

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For the first time in 68 years, Holocaust
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For the first time in 68 years, Holocaust survivor Dr. Leon Gersten, right, is reunited with Chzeslaw Polziec, of Poland, at John F. Kennedy International Airport. (Nov. 27, 2013)

Holocaust survivor Dr. Leon Gersten's family watch while
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Holocaust survivor Dr. Leon Gersten's family watch while he is being interviewed by the media before seeing and old friend Chzeslaw Polziec, of Poland, at John F. Kennedy International Airport. (Nov. 27, 2013)

For the first time in 68 years, Holocaust
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For the first time in 68 years, Holocaust survivor Dr. Leon Gersten, right, gets a big hug while being reunited with Chzeslaw Polziec, of Poland, at John F. Kennedy International Airport in Jamaica. (Nov. 27, 2013)

Holocaust survivor Dr. Leon Gersten, showing his daughter
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Holocaust survivor Dr. Leon Gersten, showing his daughter and grandsons photos of him when he was a boy. (Nov. 27, 2013)

After being reunited after 68 years, Holocaust survivor
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After being reunited after 68 years, Holocaust survivor Dr. Leon Gersten, right, and Chzeslaw Polziec, of Poland, talk with the media at John F. Kennedy International Airport. (Nov. 27, 2013)

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Holocaust survivor Dr. Leon Gersten, showing his family
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Holocaust survivor Dr. Leon Gersten, showing his family photos of him when he was a boy. (Nov. 27, 2013)

Holocaust survivor Dr. Leon Gersten, showing his family
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Holocaust survivor Dr. Leon Gersten, showing his family photos of him when he was a boy. (Nov. 27, 2013)

Dr. Leon Gersten as a young boy. (Nov.
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Dr. Leon Gersten as a young boy. (Nov. 27, 2013)

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