Posts Tagged ‘survivors’

Race to rescue survivors as death toll from Germany-Belgium floods reaches 170

Rescue workers are racing to find the hundreds of people still missing in floods that have caused devastation in western Germany and Belgium, as the death toll from the disaster reached 170. Some 143 people have died in Germany after burst rivers and flash floods earlier this week caused homes to collapse and ripped up roads […]

33-62% of 236,379 COVID-19 Survivors Develop A Neurological or Psychiatric Condition in 6 Months | Lancet

Note: listen to the interview with the three US health workers & hear what they have to say about neurological. EWR OXFORD, United Kingdom — For many COVID-19 patients, surviving the virus is just the beginning of their recovery. For some, “long haul” symptoms can leave survivors without the sense of taste or smell for weeks […]

‘The dead were all around us:’ Survivors describe Mount Meron crush horror

For the tens of thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews who gathered in Mount Meron on Thursday, this was supposed to be a joyous occasion. It was the first major public gathering allowed since the start of the coronavirus pandemic and an event commemorating the end of another plague, some 2,000 years ago. Instead, it ended with […]

Bucking fears, Israeli Chernobyl survivors have normal hospitalization rates

Israel’s population of Chernobyl survivors is hospitalized with surprising infrequency, new research indicates. In the aftermath of the disaster, which took place exactly 35 years ago, almost 200,000 people who lived in affected areas immigrated to Israel – and many doctors expected them to need disproportionate hospital care for life. But compared to other immigrants […]

How Holocaust survivors secured Israel’s future

The International March of the Living, which brings individuals around the world to Poland to study the history of the Holocaust, and which views the State of Israel as the spiritual and national homeland of the Jewish people, will hold a ‘Salute to Israel’s 73rd Birthday’ online celebration on Thursday, April 15, at 8:00 PM […]

Holocaust Remembrance Day: Survivors’ grandchildren hold virtual ceremony

3GDC – a Washington-based organization representing 3Gs, the grandchildren of Holocaust survivors – hosted a virtual event for Holocaust Remembrance Day in partnership with the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington (JCRC) and the organization Sixth & I. 3G is symbolic of the three generations since the Holocaust, and the importance of representation and […]

#ItStartedWithWords – Holocaust survivors fight social media antisemitism

Holocaust survivors have joined with Facebook and the Claims Conference to fight antisemitism on social media in the #ItStartedWithWords campaign. — Claims Conference (@ClaimsCon) April 8, 2021 As part of the campaign, the survivors recorded videos explaining how words eventually led to the atrocities committed during the Holocaust. The Claims Conference and Facebook initiated the […]

175,000 Holocaust survivors live in Israel. Most live on $101 a month in government stipends

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‘It started with words’: Holocaust survivors recount how hate speech led to mass murder

Alarmed by a rise in online anti-Semitism during the pandemic, coupled with studies indicating younger generations lack even basic knowledge of the Nazi genocide, Holocaust survivors are taking to social media to share their experience of how hate speech paved the way for mass murder. With short video messages recounting their stories, participants in the […]

Holocaust survivors should be recognized with special day, leaders say

While most Holocaust Remembrance Day, or Yom Hashoah, events emphasize remembering the dead and the calamity of the Holocaust, Jonathan Ornstein, executive director at the Jewish Community Center of Kraków, in Poland, says that more emphasis needs to be placed on the survivors and the resilience they have demonstrated in rebuilding their lives. For more […]

Holocaust Remembrance Day: Two survivors’ tales of survival and hope

Israel and Jews throughout the world commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day on Thursday, and as the Holocaust grows ever more distant in time, it is more important than ever to keep the memories of those who experienced it, and those who survived, alive.The Jerusalem Post spoke with two survivors, whose stories serve as a reminder of […]

Ahead of Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Survivors Share Stories of Surviving the Pandemic

A woman receives a vaccination against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) as Israel continues its national vaccination drive, during a third national COVID lockdown, at a Maccabi Healthcare Services branch in Ashdod, Israel December 29, 2020. REUTERS/Amir Cohen As Israel’s Holocaust Remembrance Day began on Wednesday night, four survivors told Israeli news site N12 about their […]

Israeli Study Finds Holocaust Survivors More Susceptible to Comorbidities Decades After Liberation

At the Hall of Names in Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, Greek rescuer Melpomeni Dina, 92, reunites with (left) Sarah Yanai, 86, one of the survivors she saved during the Holocaust, Nov. 3, 2019. Photo: Eliana Rudee. i24 News – A recently published long-term study has shown that the effects of psychological and physical trauma can […]

Noa Kirel, Israeli Instagram influencers to honor Holocaust survivors

Israeli influencers Noa Kirel, Neta Alchimister and Maya Wertheimer will partner with the NGO Latet and Facebook to help share testimonies of Holocaust survivors with young Israelis.The program, sponsored by Facebook Israel and Latet, will give a voice to the survivors, many who are in their 80s and 90s. “The tragic idea of ‘a generation slowly […]

Holocaust survivors’ son and international human rights lawyer reflects on genocide through poetry

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Germany funds vaccination drive for Holocaust survivors

The German government is providing $13.5 million to get Holocaust survivors to COVID-19 vaccination locations around the world. The new Holocaust Survivor Vaccine Assistance Program (HSVAP) will be administered by the New York-based Claims Conference, which announced the program on Wednesday, through its network of more than 300 agency partners. Funds will cover the costs […]

Germany funds COVID-19 vaccination drive for Holocaust survivors

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Holocaust Survivors Live In ‘Sheer Terror’ Of ‘Nazi Invasion’ Of Australia After Swastika Spotting

One of Australia’s top Jewish supremacist organizations expressed “shock and anger” on Sunday after a man in Melbourne was spotted — and photographed — wearing a hat with a small Nazi swastika symbol on it: The man was photographed by a 23-year-old Jewish man who is a descendant of Holocaust victims. It is believed that […]

City OKs Holocaust survivors’ request to move to Oslo Jewish nursing home

Following an outcry, a city in Norway reversed its decision not to let two Holocaust survivors move to the country’s only Jewish nursing home in Oslo. On Wednesday, the Skien municipality held a City Council vote on the matter after earlier this year declining the request of Leif Arild, 86, and an older applicant because […]

US Clinics Turn to ‘Vulnerable’ Holocaust Survivors as COVID-19 Vaccine Efforts Ramp Up

An employee shows the Moderna coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine at Northwell Health’s Long Island Jewish Valley Stream hospital in New York, U.S., December 21, 2020. Photo: REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz With more than 48 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine administered in the US, local Jewish communities are partnering with health workers to inoculate survivors of the […]

NYC mayor says city will make sure Holocaust survivors get vaccine

Mayor Bill de Blasio said New York City will initiate an effort to make sure that Holocaust survivors get vaccinated. De Blasio gave few details at a news conference Wednesday, but said the city will partner with a “number of organizations in the Jewish community,” including the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York. The […]

Rescuers hunt for survivors after deadly flood in India

Rescue workers battled through tonnes of rock and mud on Tuesday searching for survivors after a deadly flood in India. The disaster was set off when part of a glacier near Nanda Devi mountain broke off Sunday morning, unleashing a devastating flood that left at least 32 people dead and 165 missing. Scientists are investigating […]

Glacier burst: At least 26 dead, up to 200 missing in India as search for survivors continues day after disaster (VIDEO)

Extensive rescue efforts are still underway in northern India after a glacier burst caused a major flood and damaged a power plant under construction. At least 26 people died in the incident while almost 200 are still missing. More than 2,000 people, including rescue teams, military forces, police and paramilitary groups were deployed to a […]

Holocaust umbrella group head: Likud candidate disgraced survivors

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s choice for the top reserved slot available for his appointments to the Likud list insulted Holocaust survivors in a recent interview on her radio show, the head of the umbrella group of Holocaust survivors said Sunday.Netanyahu gave the 10th spot on the Likud list, which was reserved for a candidate of […]

Holocaust survivors must be first in line for COVID vaccine – EJC head

European Union member states must ensure that Holocaust survivors have access to the COVID-19 vaccine without delay, European Jewish Congress (EJC) president Dr. Moshe Kantor insisted on Monday ahead of International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Wednesday. Speaking during a joint International Holocaust Remembrance Day event, co-hosted by the European Commission and EJC, he said that […]

Italy granted her a Holocaust survivors’ pension, then asked for it back

In 2012, Messauda Fadlun received a letter from the Italian government asking her to return all the money she had been receiving as part of a restitution program for those racially persecuted by the fascist regime during World War II. Fadlun, an Italian-Libyan Jew, and her family were shocked. “We thought there had been a […]

Austria: Jewish community vaccinate survivors on Holocaust Remembrance Day

The main representative body of Austrian Jewry organized the vaccination of Holocaust survivors in Vienna on Wednesday, International Holocaust Remembrance Day. In the project by the Jewish Community of Vienna on January 27, the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp, multiple survivors were brought from across Austria and Slovakia to a vaccination […]

Hundreds of Holocaust survivors in Austria, Slovakia vaccinated on Auschwitz liberation day

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Auschwitz survivors mark anniversary online, warn of ‘virus of anti-Semitism’

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Tova Friedman hid among corpses at Auschwitz amid the chaos of the Nazi extermination camp’s final days. Just 6 years old at the time, the Poland-born Friedman was instructed by her mother to lie absolutely still in a bed at a camp hospital, next to the body of a young woman […]

Auschwitz survivors mark anniversary virtually amid pandemic fears

Marian Turski, a 94-year-old survivor of the Auschwitz death camp, will mark the 76th anniversary of its liberation by Soviet troops on Wednesday only virtually, aware that he might never return as the coronavirus pandemic drags on. Survivors and museum officials told Reuters they fear the pandemic could end the era where Auschwitz’s former prisoners […]

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