In 1944, Thomas Beck, 15, escaped a Nazi juvenile concentration camp in Budapest. He left behind his 14-year-old sweetheart, Edith Greiman.
"We were both very sad and depressed, separated from family, separated from everyone. We found solace in each other and I fell in love with her," Beck told J-Wire.
Sixty-two years later, Beck found Greiman in Australia. The reunited love birds now live together in St Kilda East, a suburb of Melbourne, Australia.
Beck was working on a documentary about his experience on the Eastern Front four years ago, when he learned that his childhood love had survived the Holocaust. She was living just 300 km away from Beck's son.
Beck and Greiman quickly connected over email. It wasn't long before they realized they'd been given a second chance at love.
The documentary eventually shifted its focus to Beck and Greiman's story.
"The film started as 'the one that got away' but turned into 'the two that got caught,'" Beck joked.
"We are together again four years now, and very happy," Beck told news.com.au.
"We are more than happy," Greiman added. "In our 80s we have found real happiness again. We love each other."
"We will do our best to die young but as late as possible," Beck said of their plans for the future.