Over 52,000 Holocaust Survivors Made Aliyah in Last 30 Years

The Fellowship  |  January 26, 2023

Alla, an elderly Holocaust survivor from Ukraine on a plane as Yael Eckstein holds her hand.
(Photo: Avishag Shaar-Yashuv)

As we honor International Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 27, we also learn from Ynet News of a new report by the Ministry of Aliyah and Integration that tells us over 52,000 Holocaust survivors have made aliyah (immigrated to Israel) in the last 30 years:

Aliyah and Integration Minister MK Ofir Sofer further said that since the outset of the Russo-Ukrainian war, 500 more Holocaust survivors have made Aliyah, 350 of whom immigrated thanks to help from the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews.

The International Holocaust Remembrance Day is marked annually on January 27, the anniversary of the liberation of Europe’s largest Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz concentration camp in 1945, three years before the establishment of the State of Israel.

In 2022, with operation “Olim Habayta” (“coming home”), some 75,000 Jews and their relatives made Aliyah from Ukraine and Russia.

The most prolific year in terms of Holocaust survivors making Aliyah was 1990 when 8,596 survivors of the Nazi genocide immigrated to Israel. It is closely followed by the very next year. which saw 7,670 Holocaust survivors make the Jewish state their new home.