Netta, 84, lives alone in Kiev in an apartment that she keeps very neat and clean. As a child, Netta lived through the Holocaust. The Nazis caught her family as they were trying to flee Kiev. Fortunately, they were placed in a ghetto rather than a concentration camp, and they managed to survive the war. . . .
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When hostilities began in the Donetsk region of Ukraine in 2014, Alexander and his brother Volodymyr sought temporary refuge in Israel, a place they had visited as tourists in the past. They left Donetsk in a hurry. Loud noises from shelling and gunfire scared the brothers. . .
Daria and Ievgen came to Israel from the war-ravaged Ukrainian city of Donetsk on a Fellowship Freedom Flight after becoming fed up with the economic situation in their hometown. They both graduated last year with degrees in international economics, but finding jobs in the Donetsk region was impossible.
Sixteen-year-old David from Ukraine already knows some Hebrew and dreams of serving in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) once he makes aliyah (immigrates to Israel) on a Fellowship Freedom Flight. David’s Jewish upbringing makes him proud to finally move home to Israel.
Artem, his siblings, and their single mother had a hard enough time getting by before a fire destroyed all the possessions in their home in Ukraine. Irina, Artem’s mom, has no money and no professional training that would help her earn a living for her and her three children.