Survivor Ephraim Apter was among the torch lighters at a Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Day ceremony at the Massuah International Institute for Holocaust Studies in Kibbutz Tel Yitzhak on Wednesday evening. Born in the Warsaw Ghetto in 1939, Apter was a toddler when a business associate and friend of his father's enlisted his own family to smuggle Ephraim and his father Max out of the ghetto, and later help his mother, Zina, who escaped on her own. Apter lit the torch together Tomasz Bonczak, the son of his father's friend, Zygmunt Bonczak. Speaking to KAN reporter Naomi Segal, Apter shared his family's story and explained why it was important for him to light the torch together with Tomasz Bonczak.