Imagine having to stave off a life or death situation twice in your life, let alone once. Well, that's precisely what 94-year-old Jack Holzberg has done.
The first time Holzberg survived was during World War II where he had to endure life inside "several concentration camps," according to the New York Post. That's right. Holzberg is a Holocaust survivor.
He's survived once more. This time Holzberg outlasted the coronavirus, and the medical professionals at CareOne at at Hanover in New Jersey literally rolled out the red carpet to commemorate his triumph over COVID-19.
After being diagnosed in mid-April with COVID-19 and treated at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York, as Fox Chicago reported, Holzberg was transferred to the CareOne nursing home to quarantine until he was fully cleared to go.
Here's video of staff at CareOne cheering Holzberg on as he left the facility:
94-year-old Holocaust survivor beats coronavirus
AMAZING! 94-year-old Jack Holzberg survived the Holocaust -- and the coronavirus! Staff at a New Jersey nursing home gave him the red carpet treatment after he was released from quarantine 👏 STORY: https://bit.ly/2VR6LIsPosted by Fox 32 Chicago on Thursday, April 30, 2020
Holzberg will be returning home to his wife of 68 years, Betty. Their granddaughter, Erica Wasserman, said this has been the longest they've been apart.
"Both of them were very happy to be reunited today," Wasserman told the Post. "I’m happy they can ride the rest of this out together."
How wonderful! Good for you, Mr. Holzberg! Have a happy reunion with your family, particularly your wife.