He Saved Me, Too: the story of an unlikely friendship
It was August 1996. Susan Kushner Resnick had finished swimming at the Striar Jewish Community Center in Stoughton and fetched her baby from the day care room when Aron Lieb approached. “What’s his name?” Lieb asked in a heavy Yiddish accent. That simple question launched a conversation between the elderly Holocaust survivor and the young mother that would last nearly 15 years and would, for both of them, become a lifeline. He helped pull her out of postpartum depression and loneliness, and she became the family he’d lost to the Nazis decades before.