MyHeritage Reunites a 93-Year-Old Holocaust Survivor With Her Relatives

Nata Gattegno is a 93 year old Holocaust survivor. She was born in Corfu, a Greek island in the Ionian Sea. Caught in World War II, she was sent to Auschwitz as a teenager. Though she survived, the abuse she suffered there prevented her from having children. She’s a widow living alone, and thought she had no family in the world. Thanks to the researchers at MyHeritage, Nata she does have close relatives. In fact, the folks at MyHeritage were able to locate them. The MyHeritage folks notified her, and them, and they all recently met for the first time.

You can learn more at,7340,L-4800207,00.html.

You may enjoy the emotional video below of her meeting her relatives. One warning: keep some tissues handy:


So wonderful for her and all the extended family


Wonderful! Such a sad story but hopefully, now, a happier life for all of this family!


Dorothy J. Smith May 10, 2016 at 4:14 pm

Amazing if only I could find some of my families in genealogy!! I know some of their grandchildren have to be around.


Katharine Samuelson May 11, 2016 at 1:29 am

Being orphaned at the age of 12, I can relate to being alone, for the last 60 years The finding of family must be uplifting in many ways. Notice she held onto the young man’s hand, to ensure the reality of this wonderful moment.


A worthwhile endeavor on the part of MyHeritage!




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