It may very well be that the novelists got it right when they said the true and moving stories can be found in real life. This is not a tale of rejoice, not of great conquests. This is the twin story of twin brothers. Separated at birth, they will be brought together by chance.
Let us go back in time to see where it all began. A young woman coming all the way from the heart of the 3rd Reich, fell in love in love with a gentleman of the Jewish persuasion. They got married, and, a year later, the woman gave birth to twins. They seem quite happy and content with how things turned out to be. Unbeknown to them, destiny had some surprises in place for the young couple.
After only six months from giving birth, the young couple divorced. So, one of the boys was to remain with his father in Trinidad, while the other was to follow his mother back to Germany. The boy who remained in Trinidad was to be converted to Judaism, while the other will grow the embrace Germany’s ideology. There was a great period of time when the two brothers didn’t know anything about each other.
After years have passed since their separation, the two boys, who went by the names of Jack Yufe and Oskar Stohr, me by mere coincidence in a train station. According to the press interview that the twin brothers gave back in 1979, the first time they met, they didn’t like each other. Not at all. Each of them considered that the other one was too noisy, ill-mannered and hot tempered.
But is seems that their likeness was so uncanny, so magnetical, that, eventually, it tear down the barrier between the two brothers. The journalist were not the only people interested in brother’s story. Apparently, many psychologists studied this unique case. A professor of psychology, at the University of California, recalls the case with great lucidity. She said that the two brothers were alike in every conceivable manner. She remembers some amusing episodes from their lives. For example, the two brothers had the same nervous habits and were both entertained by the possibility of playing pranks on other people. Both of them would loudly sneezed in elevators because they thought it was amusing. They were alike in all conceivable manners.
Unfortunately, Jack Yufe passed away on Monday morning in San Diego hospital. He was suffering from cancer. The same disease claimed his brother in 1997.