The Repair Shop guest whose family died in Holocaust breaks down in tears as she reveals horror story behind her shoes
A REPAIR Shop guest whose family died in the Holocaust broken down in tears as she revealed a horrific story behind her shoes.
The BBC programme sees a workshop full of craftspeople attempt to fix or restore their guests’ most treasured items.
And during the latest episode of the brand new series viewers were introduced to Naama.
The 80-year-old brought a pair of baby shoes that she had as a toddler that were special to her.
She opened up to the experts and revealed how her parents were from Poland but moved to Palestine – which is now Tel Aviv.
They soon welcomed a baby girl which was Naama.
The pensioner told how her parents didn’t have much money or family in the world.
Naama’s extended family such as her grandparents were horrifically murdered in the Holocaust.
She revealed how her parents would poke holes in her shoes so they would last longer.
With both her parents now deceased, she said how her baby shoes are the “only tangible object I have of my parents”.
She asked if the experts could help restore the priceless item to a better condition but insisted that the holes are kept in tribute to her mum and dad.
But when Naama returned to the workshop she was reduced tears seeing the shoes looking like the last day she had worn.
“I thought I wouldn’t cry but I’m going to cry,” she said, adding: “It fills my heart with happiness.”
Viewers at home were also left emotional as one wrote: “OK, so I already know the woman with these shoes and the fix is gonna have me in bits inside 20 minutes.”
A second said: “I really hope they can do something so emotional hearing her story.”
“I’ve tears hearing Naama’s back story,” said a third.
The Repair Shop airs on BBC One and iPlayer.