Hebrew University researchers find significantly higher rates of mortality due to heart disease and cancer among Holocaust survivors. Courtesy Israel Government Press Office The damaging effects of life under Nazi rule have long been known, with many victims having experienced periods of protracted emotional and physical torture, malnutrition and mass exposure to disease. But recent... Read more »
With the global coronavirus pandemic threatening populations around the world, Israelis found innovative ways to honor its aging population of survivors on the country’s annual Holocaust Remembrance Day. By Associated Press Some Holocaust survivors say the current coronavirus isolation and sense of danger has triggered difficult memories linked with their wartime experiences. Others bristle at... Read more »
'We must remember each person as an individual who had a family, a profession and a community, to focus on the way they lived full lives, not just how they perished,' said the founder of the initiative.
An annual Yom Hashoah event held in Martyr's Forest, will this year pay tribute to Rabbi Moshe Shimon Pessach, a rabbinic and communal leader in Greece whose efforts saved the Jewish community of Volos.