551 Holocaust Survivors Made Aliyah in 2022

The Fellowship  |  May 16, 2023

Yael Eckstein helping an elderly Jewish woman off her Aliyah flight.
(Photo: Avishag Shaar-Yashuv)

The Fellowship continues our mission to rescue Jews from across the globe—from war, poverty, anti-Semitism—through our aliyah flights, helping the Jewish people to immigrate to their biblical homeland. And we are even more committed to this mission due to the war in Ukraine—in fact, we brought home 4,600 olim from Ukraine in 2022 alone.

As we are grateful to continue our work, we also learn from The Jerusalem Post of a new finding that, in total, 551 Holocaust survivors have made aliyah to Israel last year alone:

A total of 52,513 Holocaust survivors from around the world made aliyah to Israel since the establishment of the state, according to data by the Aliyah and Integration Ministry obtained by The Jerusalem Post in honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day.

In addition, in 2022, 551 Holocaust survivors made aliyah, mainly due to the war in Ukraine.

According to the ministry’s data, half of the 52,513 Holocaust survivors who made aliyah to Israel, 27,015, immigrated from the former Soviet Union (FSU) and more than half of the Holocaust survivor olim from FSU immigrated from Ukraine.

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