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April 24th, 2013

Auschwitz survivor seeks twin brother by “going viral”

Jolli - child survivor A7734 from Auschwitz, 4.5 years old at liberation. Born in 1940.

Jeno (Jolli) – child survivor A7734 from Auschwitz, 4.5 years old at liberation. Born in 1940.

Seventy-three year old Menachem Bodner lost his twin brother Jeno (Jolli) 68 years ago when the Auschwitz concentration camp was liberated.  He knows only one thing about his brother:  The Auschwitz ID number tattoed on his arm -  A 7734. With the help of his grandchildren and genealogist Ayana KimRon, Mr. Bodner is now using Facebook to aid in the search. When Mr. Bodner described his unlikely social media campaign he said, “I’m like a virus!  I will go viral and spread the message until I do find my brother.”

And that gave us, the most popular antivirus company in the world, an idea…

AVAST has 180 million users across the globe, and we speak to them every day in the form of our pop-up notification that tells of a virus database update. What if we could use our massive ability to crowd-source and help Mr. Bodner’s message “go viral” by telling our users about his search? Maybe, just maybe, someone among our 180 million users can provide a clue to Jeno’s fate.

Please follow the Facebook page dedicated to finding Mr. Bodner’s long-lost twin brother, A7734. If you have information that could help find Jeno, please share it there.

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  • ПВБ

    Молодцы, Аваст! Вы делаете очень хорошее дело. Большой Вам удачи. Спасибо.

  • Joe

    I am not Jewish but I share his birth year and hope he can be found through these efforts. Thank you Avast! for doing this!!


    Ideja? Oduševio sam se! Zaista – koristiti snagu velike zajednice u postizanju humanog cilja. Jedino što nažalost nisam jedan od onih koji imaju neku informaciju. Ali siguran sam. Mnogo uspjeha!

  • rogerfixit

    I am delighted to see Avast use its ‘Power’ in this way.
    I have been a long time user of Avast, have installed it on customer computers and recommended it to many.
    I am proud of you.

  • rikeus

    Great, so now Avast is advertising on the already annoying daily popup. How long until it starts selling commercial pop-up ad space?

  • ruaridhmohr

    Suggest rikeus stops being so self centred and looks at the wider picture.
    Keep up the good work Avast!

  • SirWalterMac

    You’re making cry!

  • Thelma Smitham

    Thanks for this excellent format to put out this announcement! Are there any possible places where he might be? Is it possible to have an artist create a ‘current age’ portrait? I am close to his age as well—2 years younger.

  • markldaniels

    Thanks for sharing such an important story. I reshared to all my social networks.

  • Makarrov

    Good job delivering this messsage. hope it works out as well :)

  • AJ Tyne

    Thanks for putting this message out there. However, I have tried repeatedly to put it on pinterest, and it won’t work. I also cannot put it on Google+
    If there is a way to do either of these, could you let us know?

  • Brad_Bane

    Great work, avast! You have a user here for life!