JERUSALEM (JTA) — An Israeli couple welcomed the birth of their 100th great-grandchild.
Michael Mittwoch, 92, and his wife, Marion, 90, celebrated the bris of Dagan Raz last week, according to Israeli media reports. They called the new baby and their other great-grandchildren “our answer to Hitler,” Ynet reported.
The Mittwochs were born in Germany and each fled to England after the Nazis came to power.
After World War II they made their ways separately to Israel and met on Kibbutz Kvutzat Yavne. They then became two of the founders of Kibbutz Lavi in the Galilee, and they also were the first couple to be married there, according to Ynet.
Their five children live in Israel.
The new baby was named after Maj. Dagan Wertman, 32, a Golani Brigade doctor who was at officers’ school with the baby’s father and was killed during Operation Cast Lead at the end of 2008.