“In Israel and throughout the FSU, the poorest Holocaust survivors are barely subsisting on meager income, often forced to choose between eating and securing life-saving medicine”

ALGEMEINER
Remembering the Holocaust, Forgetting the Survivors
by Yechiel Eckstein
January 25, 2017

Today, many of the world’s remaining 500,000 Holocaust survivors are living out their final years in poverty. Most of those who are suffering either live in Israel, across the former Soviet Union or in greater New York City. Of the 189,000 Holocaust survivors in Israel, 25 percent live below the poverty line. Of the 60,000 survivors throughout the former Soviet Union (FSU), poverty is endemic — approaching 85-90%. Even in New York City, home to another 60,000 survivors, about half live below the poverty line. This is nothing short of a humanitarian crisis. But worse, it speaks of a moral failure, because those who suffered the unimaginable are now suffering once again through general ignorance or neglect. READ MORE

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