Separated in WWII Camp in 1945, Man Finds Family

George Jaunzemis had no idea he was taken from Germany as a toddler

By Newser Editors and Wire Services

Posted May 19, 2011 8:57 AM CDT

(Newser) – A man who was separated from his mother at the end of World War II and raised in New Zealand is meeting his German family for the first time after discovering his true identity. George Jaunzemis, 69, was only a toddler when he was separated from his mother at a Belgian displaced persons camp, according to the International Tracing Service. Jaunzemis' mother searched for her lost son for years, but he had been taken to New Zealand by a Latvian woman who found him in the camp. Jaunzemis stumbled across his story while trying to trace his family's Latvian roots.

A ship bringing back the French prisoners of war, liberated by the Soviet advance, arrived in Odessa, April 6, 1945, in the port of Marseilles, while a large crowd came to greet them.
A ship bringing back the French prisoners of war, liberated by the Soviet advance, arrived in Odessa, April 6, 1945, in the port of Marseilles, while a large crowd came to greet them.   (Getty Images)
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