in the epilogue
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Gitl remained in the camp until 1945 when it was liberated. She only weighed 73 pounds at the time, but she had lived. Leye and her baby had also survived. The blokova was dead.
Gitl and Yitzchak emigrated to Israel. They remained close friends well into their seventies, though neither married. Yitzchak joined the Israeli Senate, the Knesset. Gitl organized a charity to help survivors reconnect with lost family. She named the charity after her niece, CHAYA. It is important so the memories of the tragedy are passed on to another generation.