Two Jewish Refugees and a US Sailor Create a Photo for the Ages (Unknowingly)

Alfred Eisenstaedt’s famous photograph appeared in Life magazine on August 27, 1945. Getty Images

The “Nurse”

The 1939 passport issued by the Austrian Government for “Grete Sara Zimmer.”
Courtesy of Joshua Michael Friedman

The Sailor

George Mendonsa. Courtesy of the Library of Congress

The Photographer

Alfred Eisenstaedt. Courtesy of the International Center of Photography, http://www.icp.org

Discovery

Greta and George meet again in Times Square in August 1980. Courtesy of the Library of Congress

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