Raising Support for Holocaust Survivors

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Sadly, we have been focusing on memorializing those who perished in the Holocaust but ignoring the current plight of thousands of survivors around the world, who are living out their last days in wretched poverty,” he said. “We must focus on helping the last remaining Holocaust survivors around the world achieve a measure of dignity in the twilight years of their lives.

This Thursday, May 5, Israel observes Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day. And as we remember the six million lives lost during this dark chapter in history, The Jerusalem Post’s Daniel K. Eisenbud reports on how The Fellowship and faithful friends like you are still remembering – and helping – the survivors:

As Holocaust Martyrs and Heroes Remembrance Day approaches, the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews is requesting much-needed aid for the aging and impoverished survivors around the world. While The Fellowship’s founder and president, Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, noted that remembering and honouring the six million Jews murdered is important, he emphasized that providing for those survivors who are alive must be an equal, if not greater, priority.

“Sadly, we have been focusing on memorializing those who perished in the Holocaust but ignoring the current plight of thousands of survivors around the world, who are living out their last days in wretched poverty,” he said. “We must focus on helping the last remaining Holocaust survivors around the world achieve a measure of dignity in the twilight years of their lives.”

The 189,000 survivors in Israel make up one-third of all remaining survivors worldwide, with some 70,000 living in the former Soviet Union. About 25 percent of Israeli survivors are living below the poverty level, while those in the FSU – principally Belarus, Russia and Ukraine – are among the poorest Jews in the world.

You can provide Holocaust survivors with compassionate care as they live out their final years. Please provide for elderly Jews who have no one to care for them.

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Sadly, we have been focusing on memorializing those who perished in the Holocaust but ignoring the current plight of thousands of survivors around the world, who are living out their last days in wretched poverty,” he said. “We must focus on helping the last remaining Holocaust survivors around the world achieve a measure of dignity in the twilight years of their lives.

 

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