Sully hears from a Holocaust survivor


As Jewish journalists, we’re trained to seek the Jewish angle in major news stories. The successful landing last month of a US Airways jetliner in the Hudson has frustrated those efforts — until now.

In a segment that aired last night on 60 Minutes, the family of Capt. Chesley Sullenberger shows reads letters written to the captain, known as Sully, thanking him for his heroic resuce of 155 passengers. One letter, from the child of a Holocaust survivor, tells Sully that saving one life is like saving an entire world.

"That is my favorite one," says a teary-eyed Lori Sullenberger as she reads the letter to her husband. "Yeah, mine too," Sully responds.

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