Sigi and Hanka Siegreich, both in their 90’s, have been married for 72 years and are still madly in love. Where did such a remarkable and beautiful love first take root? Inside the walls of a Nazi slave-labor camp in Poland.
Sigi still remembers the moment when he first laid eyes on his future bride, saying “I lost my mind.” The two were in the Czestochowa camp, it was New Years Eve 1944, and Sigi was 21 years old. “When I saw her, the whole world was turning around me. I saw a pair of beautiful eyes and I heard bells ringing.” He described Hanka’s smile as being unlike anything he’d ever seen in his life. He snuck her a quick kiss on the cheek that night.
“She charmed me.” Sigi says of his bride. “The rest, is history.”