Israeli Holocaust Survivors Call for Freeing of Hostages

Stand for Israel  |  November 25, 2023

Woman walking with an Israeli flag wrapped around her as she walks by fliers of people who are missing during the Israeli war.
(Photo: Gili Yaari/Flash90)

Since the attack on Israel on October 7, Holocaust survivors have had memories and flashbacks of the dark time of the Holocaust. Now, with hostages still in Gaza, Holocaust survivors in Israel cry out to bring them all home, reports The Jerusalem Post:

“It took me many long years to start believing and hoping that we would not relive the Holocaust. And here, with deep sorrow and a heavy, aching heart, I admit that I was wrong. Not only did the Holocaust return, but it is also as merciless as ever,” said 91-year-old Naomi Lichtwitz, a survivor who came to Israel, established a family, and now resides in Habait Hecham.

“The feeling is ominous,” she said. “I never thought that in my lifetime, I would witness [events] and atrocities like we saw in the Holocaust. We have captives, and we don’t know where they are. It reminds me of my time in the ghetto when we were crowded in one place with the daily threat, not knowing what would happen to us.”