By: Sophie Law – Mail Online & Associated Press; dailymail.co.uk
- Melpomeni Dina, 92, wiped away tears during memorial to Jews at the Hall of Names in Jerusalem on Sunday
- She was reunited with 40 family members of the siblings she hid, fed and protected during the Holocaust
- The descendants, from Israel, hugged Ms Dina to whom they owe their existence on Sunday during reunion
A Greek woman who risked her life to hide a Jewish family from the Nazis during the war says she can now ‘die quietly’ after an emotional reunion with the children they went on to have.
Melpomeni Dina, 92, wiped away tears as she clutched the hands of the family she saved during World War II in a memorial to Jews at the Hall of Names in Jerusalem on Sunday.
The emotional encounter was the first time she had been reunited with the Israeli family of the Jewish siblings that she hid, fed and protected during the Holocaust as a teenager more than 75 years ago.
One by one, the 40 descendants leaned down and hugged Ms Dina to whom they owe their very existence on Sunday, as she sat in her wheelchair and as tears streaked down her wrinkled face.