Holocaust survivor Zelda Birken looking into the eyes of her great-granddaughter. ❤️ Born in Poland, Zelda immigrated to the US with her husband Natan, also a Holocaust survivor, in 1951. The two met in Sweden after the war. Their granddaughter Jen recalls asking her Zaydie once why he didn’t just chose death. After all, it seemed like an easier option than being tortured. Jen’s Zaydie looked at her and very matter-of-factly stated, “Why would I do that? I needed to live.” Together, Zelda and Natan built a legacy of strength and inspiration.

Source: Jen Lipstein, American Society for Yad Vashem