Holocaust Survivor Goes Skydiving With Grandson For His 18th Birthday by the Forward

Holocaust Survivor Goes Skydiving With Grandson For His 18th Birthday

An 85-year-old Holocaust survivor skydived with her grandson on his 18th birthday near Hollywood, a local news station reported.

“Thank God. Nice family, nice children, nice grandchildren. I’m not complaining. God was very good to me,” Henriette Siebenberg said.

Though Siebenberg’s father was killed in Auschwitz, her mother hid her and her two brothers in France throughout the war. She eventually moved to the U.S. in 1961. She has three children and ten grandchildren.

This was Siebenberg’s second time going skydiving with a grandson. She described the free fall as “another nice experience.”

“I think she is one of the coolest people on the planet,” Shmuel Eisenmann, the birthday boy, said.

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Holocaust Survivor Skydives With Grandson On Birthday


Ari Feldman

Ari Feldman

Ari Feldman is a staff writer at the Forward. He covers Jewish religious organizations, synagogue life, anti-Semitism and the Orthodox world. If you have any tips, you can email him at feldman@forward.com. Follow him on Twitter @aefeldman.

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