(NDJ) – Two sisters from Bosnia who have been apart since they were children were reunited 72 years later thanks to information found on Facebook.
NDJ World | Published: Jan 06 2013 Europe→World News
Hedija Talic (82) and her sister Tanija Delic (88) saw each other again for the first time since 1941, writes the Nezavisne Novine paper.
The siblings got separated during the 2nd World War. Hedija, then 11, got lost in the crowd when her family fled from their Bosnian town, she was taking in by an orphanage.
After the war Hedija was told her family had either been killed in the war or they had moved to the United States. Either way, the chances that Hedija would ever see them again were slim to none.
“I lost all hope I would ever see them back alive,” Hedija tells the paper. Despondent and alone, Hedija moved to Bosnia’s northeastern region of Tuzla, unaware her sister was living barely 130 miles northwest.
But fate stepped in when Hedija’s son when searching for his roots online and in the process found a young woman on Facebook who appeared to be the daughter of his aunt; his mother’s sister.
Before long the two sisters were reunited again, 72 years after they last saw or spoke with one another.
Interestingly, the rumors Hedija was told about her family were partially true: both her parents were killed during the war and her moved to the United States.
Both Hedija and Tanija are determined to find him or his family and make the reunion complete.
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