Twin brothers separated at birth are finally reunited 70 years later
Imagine meeting your twin almost 70 years after you were born. That’s exactly what happened to George Skrzynecky and Lucian Poznanski, twin brothers who lived their lives apart.
George and Lucian’s mother, Elizabeth, was a Polish Catholic who was freed from a Nazi labor camp at the end of World War II. She grew dangerously ill shortly after giving birth to the twin boys and was unable to care for herself, let alone two infants. Reluctantly, she gave her boys up for adoption in Poland.
Both boys were adopted, but in separate homes. Lucian remained in Poland and only discovered that he had been adopted when he was drafted into the Army. George found his adoption papers when he was 17-years-old.
George also learned that he had a twin brother and contacted the Red Cross for help locating his long-lost twin. Sadly, all of George’s efforts failed and he assumed he’d never find his twin. Lucian wouldn’t learn about his twin’s existence until they were in their 60’s.
“All my life, I just want to know my family,” George said in an interview with TODAY. “For 70 years, I was living without knowing things and was thinking I’m never going to find him.”
Surprisingly, Lucian also reached out to the Red Cross for help. This time, the Red Cross was able to connect the two brothers. “I don’t care about winning the lottery,” Lucian said. “I just want to have my brother by my side.”
George wasn’t even certain his brother was still alive when he was told that Lucian was looking for him too.
Watch the video below to see the incredible moment when the two brothers are finally reunited at the Warsaw airport in Poland!
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