Holocaust Survivor's Search for Lost Twin Goes Viral
Genealogist hoping Facebook can help locate 'Jolli'
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Mar 14, 2013 9:07 AM CDT
Updated Mar 17, 2013 8:37 AM CDT
Menachem B. is seen here both in the present, and in the past.   (Facebook)

(Newser) – Menachem Bodner doesn't remember the horrors he suffered as an experiment subject of Dr. Josef Mengele at Auschwitz. But he knows he had a twin brother, and deep down always believed he was alive somewhere. Now, thanks to help from a genealogist, the 72-year-old has proof his brother, Jolli, survived the camp, and he's enlisting the Internet to help find him, the Daily Beast reports. The search began when Ayana KimRon spotted a post from Bodner's partner's cousin on a genealogical message board, and found a Nazi record showing a pair of twins who were "identified as having been liberated at Auschwitz."

After a host of leads turned out to be dead ends, KimRon created a Facebook page titled "A7734," Bodner's brother's tattoo number. Within a day a photo of the young Bodner had been shared 23,000 times (it's now up to almost 48,000), and racked up 1.13 million views. "I'm going to maximize the Internet," KimRon promises, with a Twitter account already up and a YouTube channel in the works. So far, there have been no leads to Jolli—but KimRon has found nearly 70 of Bodner's extended family members. "I was shocked," says Bodner, who lives in a suburb of Tel Aviv. "I thought that nobody would look for me. I had a dream to find someone. It made my dreams come true."

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kegan32
Mar 17, 2013 2:10 PM CDT
I know there are a lot of idiots in this world, but Steve4Freedom should be the President of the "Idiots of the World". You got my first vote Steve. How much do you remember of when you were 4 years old. I know I can't. Next you'll be saying that Hitler is alive and well in Argentina even tho he would be well over 100.
Steve4freedom
Mar 17, 2013 10:35 AM CDT
Oh my God! Can u believe it? The hoaxacaust still rumbles. There are no surviving Nazis, only surviving jews... As we know, all 6 million (or so) jews survived the holohoax. They emigrated to the US, or to the newly founded israHell in 1948. "Menachem Bodner doesn't remember the horrors he suffered as an experiment subject of Dr. Josef Mengele at Auschwitz". Of course! He can't remmber the things that didn't happen! Dr. MEngele was an excellent doctor, and the jews had swimming pool, theater, even a musical band to kill the passing and boring times, until young European freedomfighters fought the slavic, communist terror in the East and the brainwashed hordes of so-called " allied" massmurderers. Mr. Bodner had a great chance to find his brother, as we know; there was NOT one, single jew gassed and/or systematically "killed" and/or served as "pizza" in those concentration camps.
plain_speaking
Mar 17, 2013 8:18 AM CDT
Dearest Mr. Bodner...may the scales balance and rest of your life be filled with joy.