Ben Stern and Lea Heitfeld do the things many roommates do: They cook together, do the dishes, argue about keeping the house clean.
But they’re an unusual pair.
Stern is a 95-year-old Holocaust survivor from Poland. He survived two ghettos, nine concentration camps and two death marches. Heitfeld is a 31-year-old German graduate student at the University of California, Berkeley.
It’s not just the six-decade age gap that sets these roomies apart.