Holocaust survivors celebrate 70th wedding anniversary

Holocaust survivors celebrate 70th wedding anniversary

Kurt and Edith Leuchter from the Sun Valley East community in southern Palm Beach County have reached a significant milestone in their relationship. This unique couple survived the holocaust, and have been married for 70 years.

Their story is one of love in the face of resistance. After overcoming one of the worst human atrocities, they built a long-lasting love and happy family.

“We’re Holocaust survivors, I fought in the French Resistance,” Kurt Leuchter told Fox 29.

Kurt was born in Austria and Edith in Germany. They met in 1943 at an orphanage in France after their families were sent to concentration camps.

“I liked her very much, and after six months, we all got separated and had to go into hiding because the Nazis came looking for us,” says Kurt.

After surviving the holocaust, they both seperately moved to America to start a new life. It was in New York in 1947 that they were reunited, as if by fate. Kurt had been speaking with a friend when Edith showed up behind him, tapped him on the shoulder and asked him for his phone number.

They soon fell in love, and tied the knot on August 13, 1950. Over the course of their 70-year marriage they have welcomed two daughters and four grandchildren. They both agree that the secret to a long-lasting marriage is compromise.

Neighbours made signs and held balloons to honour the couple on their special day, according to Fox 29.

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