‘I am still moved and astonished at our special and rare connection.’
By Bobby Ross Jr. | AP Religion Writer
SOUTHLAKE, Texas (AP) — In George Lucius Salton’s view, it’s nothing short of a miracle.
His daughter, Anna Eisen, called him at his home in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., with a question that sent his mind racing back 60 years to the hell he survived as a teenager.
She wanted to know if her father remembered a man from his native Poland with the last name Waks.
“Ignatz Waks?” Salton replied without hesitation.
Yes, his daughter said.
Of course the 76-year-old remembered him. The two had been together in 10 Nazi concentration camps, he said.
“He was my friend.”
This story originally appeared on the Aug. 17, 2004, national and international wires of The Associated Press.