NEW YORK (FOX 5 NEWS) - With roses, Michael Hochberg, 77, greeted Krystyna Jakubowska, 86, the woman who with her family saved his life 68 years ago. It was during the Holocaust in 1943 when Krystyna's family hid the frightened 5-year-old boy from Nazi-occupied Poland.
Michael's parents had been killed. For 2 years, the boy never left the Jakubowska home except to go on the balcony at night.
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous organized Wednesday's reunion. On Monday, Michael and Krystyna will be honored at a reception by the foundation. They'll spend a few more days here in New York and then return to their respective homes. She lives in Poland and he lives in Israel.