Israel Home to 200,000 Survivors this Holocaust Remembrance Day

Israel Home to 200,000 Survivors this Holocaust Remembrance Day

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On January 27, the world will observe International Holocaust Remembrance Day, commemorating the worst instance of anti-Semitism in history. Yet we also must remember the survivors who are alive today, and only have so many years left to live:

Israel is home to some 200,000 individuals whose lives were impacted by the Nazi regime, with some one-third of them hailing from the Muslim world, according to official figures published Thursday ahead of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, which falls on Sunday…

Using demographic data as a predictor, the State of Israel expects the population of survivors to drop dramatically to 167,000 by next year, to 102,000 by 2025, and to just 53,000 by 2030, all of them over the age of 90.

Today’s survivors are all over 73 — World War II ended 73 years ago — with the median age for men (as of the end of 2017) is 81.6 years and for women 82.4.

With so few years left to care for Holocaust survivors, and bear witness to their stories, The Fellowship is dedicated to providing them with love and dignity. Learn how you can help a Holocaust survivor today.

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