Monday, December 15, 2008

Brothers find each other after 67 years

The BBC News web site has a good story today titled "Brothers together after 67 years" about two brothers, separated in Germany during World War II, who found each other after 67 years.

Klaus Mueller of Germany is 76, and never knew he had a younger brother by his father, Hans Beschorner (it doesn't say, but I'm guessing that Klaus was adopted after World War II, but knew his father's name). Peter Hans Beschorner of Norfolk in England was also the son of Hans Beschorner, by a mother that Hans married in England.

Peter applied for information about his Jewish father stored in a German document archive. Klaus also searched for the same details, and they found each other. What are the odds of that happening?

Genealogy research creates a win-win situation again. Cool.

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