A few days before the yearly summer retreat in the French Alps (arranged by Beth Loubavitch under the directorship of Rabbi Shmuel Azimov) starts many Tmimim went there to help organize. They went to a mini shopping center to sell kosher food there. The store manager was Jewish so the Tmimim offered him to put on Tefilin and thats what he did for the first time in his life. Shortly after putting the Tefillin, the director went to visit his father and told him his meeting with the Tmimim. The father was very moved and began to shed many tears, the story of his son reminded him of the harsh memories of his past he had tried to conceal.
Indeed, he was a child of Holocaust who managed to escape the Nazi extermination by fleeing to the mountains like many other Jews at that time. There, he married a young Jewish woman and led a quiet life away from religious practice.
But now, hearing his son talking about the mitzvah, he realized that it was time to reconcile with the traditions and even accepted to put on Tefilin when the Tmimim went on mivtzoim on Friday .