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89-year-old Holocaust survivor to have wish granted by Tigers

Hermina Hirsch, an 89-year-old Holocaust survivor will get her wish granted by the Detroit Tigers on May 21st when they face-off against the Tampa Bay Rays at Comerica Park.

Hirsch will sing the star spangled banner in front of fans in attendance.

She came to the Detroit area from Czechoslovakia in 1953 with her husband Bernard and they instantly became Detroit Tigers fans.

Although the Tigers offered her the 21st date, it came with a little bit of an issue. The Jewish Shabbat just so happens to be on the same date. The Shabbat or otherwise known as the Sabbath is observed from a few minutes before sunset on Friday evening until the appearance of three stars in the sky on Saturday night, which would fall right into the game time for the ballgame.

The Tigers offered Hirsch other dates to sing the national anthem, but she agreed to the original proposal from the Tigers, stating the date presented was the best time for her.

Way to go Hermina!

Take a look at the video above for a sneak peak of what fans in attendance can expect once May 21st comes along

 

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