Facebook helps Bosnian sisters reunite after 72 years

Melbourne, Jan 7: Two Bosnian sisters, who had lost track of each other almost 72 years ago, reunited with the help of Facebook, although they lived only 200 kilometres apart.

According to Nezavisne Novine daily, Tanija Delic, 88, and Hedija Talic, 82, had not seen each other since 1941.

Talic, aged 11 at the time had got separated from her family while they were fleeing their village in northwestern Bosnia at the start of World War II.

She ended up in an orphanage, while the parents were killed during the war and her brother emigrated to the US.

Talic later moved with her family to a village near the northeastern town of Tuzla, while her sister Delic lived in a village in northwestern Bosnia.

They learned of each other and eventually met again after Talic’s son got interested in his family tree and contacted his aunt’s daughter through the social network site, the Courier Mail reported.

The sisters related “tears and disbelief” over the emotional reunion, saying that they shared memories of “the smallest events from childhood.” (ANI)