“For a few months, they managed to be each other’s escape, but they knew these visits wouldn’t last. Around them, death was everywhere. Still, the lovers planned a life together, a future outside of Auschwitz. They knew they would be separated, but they had a plan, after the fighting was done, to reunite. It took them 72 years.?” Keren Blankfeld in the NYT: Lovers in Auschwitz, Reunited 72 Years Later. He Had One Question.