When a World War II concentration camp survivor recently needed dental treatment, the South Florida periodontal practice of Rosenberg, Holt, Zinser & Ganeles P.A. was the choice of the German consulate in Miami, Fla.
The Palm Beach County practice's newest associate, Dr. Peter R. Then (prononounced "tain") was asked by the German consulate to examine Fruma Frenkel, who was imprisoned in a concentration camp in northern Germany for 5 1/2 years until the war ended in 1945.
"I was in pain, so I sent a letter to the German government requesting dental treatment under the restitution laws," Frenkel said. "The case was forwarded to the German consulate in Miami, and they arranged an evaluation where Dr. Then practices."
Dr. The is fluent in German and holds advanced degrees from learning institutions in Germany and the U.S.
"The German government, which is reimbursing the treatment, asked us to examine and objectively confirm the recommendation made by Mrs. Frenkel's dentist," said Dr. Jeffrey Ganeles, a partner with the practice. "We are honored to provide a service to those who suffered so greatly during that terrible time."
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