Menachem Bodner’s birth name was Elias Gottesmann. He was held in Auschwitz during World War II, where he and his twin brother were victims of Dr. Josef Mengele, known for his obsession and gruesome experimentation with twins.
When the 4-year-old Bodner was liberated from the camp, he was separated from his brother. Now, 68 years later, Bodner has enlisted the help of a professional genealogist, Ayana KimRon, to track down Jeno Gottesmann. Red Cross records indicate that a boy with Jeno’s “A-7734” tattoo was treated at a hospital near Bodner’s camp just two weeks after the liberation. But, eventually, the trail goes cold.
So, KimRon turned to the Internet for help.
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