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War veteran and Holocaust survivor weds on his 105th birthday

Posted: 9:02 PM, Mar 08, 2018
Updated: 2018-03-09 07:27:39Z
War veteran weds on his 105th birthday
War veteran weds on his 105th birthday
War veteran weds on his 105th birthday
War veteran weds on his 105th birthday
War veteran weds on his 105th birthday

CHULA VISTA, Calif. (KGTV) --  Thursday was a big day for Norbert Stein. The Holocaust survivor and war veteran, got married and turned 105-years-old. 10News Photojournalist Zach Wonderlie was there for his big day. 

"He's been in and out of hospitals so many times that I thought I was planning a memorial...and then I was planning a wedding!" said Norbert's daughter, Livia Gail, "It's such a miracle." 

Norbert escaped Nazi Germany in 1935, Gail said.

Norbert married the love of his life Thursday - his girlfriend of 45 years, Edlemira Velasquez. The happy couple enjoyed the ceremony, a little cake and all of their loved ones on their milestone day. 

Gail left us with a few words of wisdom from her father: 

"Nothing too big, nothing too small. Life is full of surprises...I can handle them all." 

*Norbert's enthusiasm and joy for life was the best part of the story, watch TONIGHT on 10News at 11 p.m.