At the Maccabiah, an Elderly Polish Woman Reunites With the Holocaust Survivor She Saved

Czeslawa Zak and her family provided shelter to 14 Jews in their Warsaw apartment during World War II. This week, March of the Living brings Zak to Israel for the Maccabiah Games and a long-overdue reunion.

Many of the athletes flying into Israel this week to participate in the 19th Maccabiah Games would say this is the fulfillment of a lifelong dream. But for one 86-year-old Polish-Catholic woman who will be among the crowd of tens of thousands attending the opening ceremony at Teddy Stadium on Thursday evening, it marks the realization of a very different sort of wish.