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A rabbi was worried no one would come to this Holocaust survivor's funeral. He put out a call on Facebook and 200 people showed up

(CNN)Rabbi Zale Newman thought no one would show up to Eddie Ford's funeral in Toronto, Canada. The 85-year-old Holocaust survivor died January 29 after being diagnosed with three different forms of cancer. Newman said the elderly man was survived by only a nephew in Detroit.On January 30, the night before the funeral, Newman put out a plea on Facebook asking for at least 10 people to attend Ford's funeral so that the ceremony would have a minyan, or quorum of 10 people to perform the service."We wouldn't want someone to leave the world alone, so we always have to have 10 together," Newman told CNN Sunday. He received a response from only three people saying they would attend the funeral, Newman said. He called a rabbi friend in California ...