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Holocaust survivor celebrates bar mitzvah

Shalom Shtamberg is lifted on a chair during celebrations in Haifa, Israel. Eighty years after he missed the Jewish coming-of-age ceremony, the 93-year-old Holocaust survivor celebrates his bar mitzvah.


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Shalom Shtamberg is lifted on a chair during celebrations in Haifa, Israel. Eighty years after he missed the Jewish coming-of-age ceremony, the 93-year-old Holocaust survivor celebrates his bar mitzvah. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

Shalom Shtamberg is lifted on a chair during celebrations in Haifa, Israel. Eighty years after he missed the Jewish coming-of-age ceremony, the 93-year-old Holocaust survivor celebrates his bar mitzvah. REUTERS/Amir Cohen
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Shalom Shtamberg dances during celebrations marking his bar mitzvah ceremony. Shtamberg was born in Warsaw, Poland, and should have celebrated his bar mitzvah when he turned 13, but instead he was taken to a Warsaw Ghetto with his family.


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Shalom Shtamberg dances during celebrations marking his bar mitzvah ceremony. Shtamberg was born in Warsaw, Poland, and should have celebrated his bar mitzvah when he turned 13, but instead he was taken to a Warsaw Ghetto with his...more

Shalom Shtamberg dances during celebrations marking his bar mitzvah ceremony. Shtamberg was born in Warsaw, Poland, and should have celebrated his bar mitzvah when he turned 13, but instead he was taken to a Warsaw Ghetto with his family. REUTERS/Amir Cohen
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Shalom Shtamberg looks on during his bar mitzvah ceremony. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

Shalom Shtamberg looks on during his bar mitzvah ceremony. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

Shalom Shtamberg looks on during his bar mitzvah ceremony. REUTERS/Amir Cohen
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Shalom Shtamberg, a 93-year old Holocaust survivor, wears a Jewish prayer shawl, during his bar mitzvah ceremony. 

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Shalom Shtamberg, a 93-year old Holocaust survivor, wears a Jewish prayer shawl, during his bar mitzvah ceremony. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

Shalom Shtamberg, a 93-year old Holocaust survivor, wears a Jewish prayer shawl, during his bar mitzvah ceremony. REUTERS/Amir Cohen
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Shalom Shtamberg receives a bouquet of flowers upon his arrival to his bar mitzvah ceremony. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

Shalom Shtamberg receives a bouquet of flowers upon his arrival to his bar mitzvah ceremony. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

Shalom Shtamberg receives a bouquet of flowers upon his arrival to his bar mitzvah ceremony. REUTERS/Amir Cohen
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Shalom Shtamberg reads from a Torah scroll during his bar mitzvah ceremony. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

Shalom Shtamberg reads from a Torah scroll during his bar mitzvah ceremony. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

Shalom Shtamberg reads from a Torah scroll during his bar mitzvah ceremony. REUTERS/Amir Cohen
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Shalom Shtamberg listens as a rabbi blows the Shofar. 

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Shalom Shtamberg listens as a rabbi blows the Shofar. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

Shalom Shtamberg listens as a rabbi blows the Shofar. REUTERS/Amir Cohen
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The hands of Shalom Shtamberg are seen during his bar mitzvah ceremony. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

The hands of Shalom Shtamberg are seen during his bar mitzvah ceremony. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

The hands of Shalom Shtamberg are seen during his bar mitzvah ceremony. REUTERS/Amir Cohen
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Shalom Shtamberg takes part in celebrations marking his bar mitzvah ceremony. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

Shalom Shtamberg takes part in celebrations marking his bar mitzvah ceremony. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

Shalom Shtamberg takes part in celebrations marking his bar mitzvah ceremony. REUTERS/Amir Cohen
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Shalom Shtamberg arrives in a police car to his bar mitzvah ceremony. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

Shalom Shtamberg arrives in a police car to his bar mitzvah ceremony. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

Shalom Shtamberg arrives in a police car to his bar mitzvah ceremony. REUTERS/Amir Cohen
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Shalom Shtamberg holds a Torah scroll during his bar mitzvah ceremony. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

Shalom Shtamberg holds a Torah scroll during his bar mitzvah ceremony. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

Shalom Shtamberg holds a Torah scroll during his bar mitzvah ceremony. REUTERS/Amir Cohen
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