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Jerusalem - Sweet Revenge Against Nazis As Holocaust Survivors Welcome 100th Great Grandchild

Published on: January 18, 2017 09:05 PM
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Michael and Marion Mittwochs, center, surrounded by family and holding their 100th great-granchild. (Photo Courtesy: Elad Gershgoren)Michael and Marion Mittwochs, center, surrounded by family and holding their 100th great-granchild. (Photo Courtesy: Elad Gershgoren)

Jerusalem - Like so many other Holocaust survivors, Michael and Marion Mittwoch consider their progeny to be the ultimate revenge against Hitler and this week, the couple celebrated a milestone moment:  the bris of their 100th great grandchild.

The Mittwochs, parents of five, were born in Germany.  Both escaped to England and worked with Holocaust survivors after the war, according to The Times of Israel, eventually immigrating to Israel where they met on Kibbutz Kvutzat Yavne.

The couple were among the founders of Kibbutz Lavi, with theirs the first wedding celebrated at the Northern Israel kibbutz.

The new baby, named Dagan Raz, is the grandson of the Mittwoch’s third child Eli Ori, reported Ynet News. He bears the name of Major Dr. Dagan Wertman, a doctor from the Israeli Defense Force’s Golani Brigade, who died in 2008 at age 32.  Wertman and the baby’s father, Gadi, attended officers’ school together.

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All of the Mittwoch children and grandchildren live in Israel, a fact that makes their grandparents extremely proud.

“Everyone wants to contribute to the country,” said 90 year old Marion Mittwach.  “We feel we have established a really big tribe.”

The baby was brought to Kibbutz Lavi on Tuesday to meet his great-grandparents.

“This is our answer to Hitler, damn him,” said 92 year old Michael Mittwoch.  “He tried to wipe us out and here we have brought the 100th great grandchild into the covenant of Abraham.”

Dagan Raz is not the first Mittwoch great grandchild to make headlines. As previously reported on VIN News (http://bit.ly/2k5yLqk) granddaughter Michal Froman gave birth to a baby girl last June, five months after being stabbed in Tekoa by a 16 year old Arab terrorist. 

Michal Froman is the daughter in law of the late Rabbi Menachem Froman, a son in law to the Mittwochs, who tried to promote peace between Arabs and Jews.  He died in 2013 after a lengthy illness.



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 Jan 18, 2017 at 09:49 PM amerikaner Says:

kein yirbu

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 Jan 18, 2017 at 10:23 PM judith Says:

This a poor title for the article. It is not sweet revenge that they have a lot of grandchildren. The only sweet revenge would be for all tha Nazis to burn forever in gehenim.

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 Jan 18, 2017 at 10:26 PM Sholi-Katz Says:

The Klausnburger Rebbe was once asked how he continues living after the Holocaust . He answered, that is why he started Laniado hospital with a big maternity ward. Every child that is born is his revenge on Hitler Y'M.

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 Jan 19, 2017 at 01:18 AM md2205 Says:

I'm thankful they got to see such nachas.

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 Jan 19, 2017 at 07:31 AM Normal Says:

I agree with #2, not sure about the burning part. Jews don't delight in revenge. Nothing will bring them back.

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 Jan 19, 2017 at 10:14 AM kenyaninwhitehouse Says:

this is very sweet, hopefully only Jewish children are born in Laniado as well.

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 Jan 19, 2017 at 11:28 AM shimon Says:

Reply to #2  
judith Says:

This a poor title for the article. It is not sweet revenge that they have a lot of grandchildren. The only sweet revenge would be for all tha Nazis to burn forever in gehenim.

Revenge? In our OWN mind perhaps!

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