Despite doubling of home care money from Germany, needs going unmet in Broward, other counties.
Margate, Fla. — At the age of 87, Molly Gruda spends much of her day sitting in a reclining chair in her den and using a wheelchair to get around. Her primary caregiver is her husband, Sam. He’s 96.
Because she is a Holocaust survivor, Gruda is eligible for German government money, administered through the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, to provide her with a home attendant during the day for 25 hours each week. Her husband is not a survivor and thus not entitled to such help.
Faye Lazebnik Schulman lived a quiet life with her family in the small town of Lenin on the border of Russia and Poland until 1941, when the Nazi invasion changed her life forever. Her experience in the family photography business served her well when, at 16, she joined a group of Russian partisans and became a chronicler of history. A display of her work is at Columbia-Barnard Hillel through Tuesday, April 28, and she will lead a personal tour to benefit the Jewish Partisans Educational Foundation on Thursday, April 30 at Astor Center Gallery in Manhattan (firstname.lastname@example.org).
When Shalom Yoran, his brother and three other Jewish youths spent two weeks carving a hidden shelter into the frozen ground in 1942 Poland, they never could have imagined "re-creating" it more than 60 years later in cyberspace.
"I couldn't even imagine that I would survive," says Yoran, now 80 and living in Great Neck, L.I.
Anger, disbelief and astonishment are among the reactions of a group of Holocaust survivors who recently screened “Forgiving Dr. Mengele,” the documentary about Eva Kor’s decision to forgive the Nazis.
“I can’t forgive and forget,” says Celia Feldman, who was sent to Auschwitz in 1944. “And I thank God I’m not a twin.”
Minutes after the cattle car brought them to Auschwitz-Birkenau in 1944, 10-year-old Eva Mozes and her identical twin sister, Miriam, found themselves separated from their father and two sisters.
They clung to their mother until an SS officer approached, asking if the girls were twins. When their mother nodded, they were forcibly separated from her and brought to a group of other twin girls.
Despite the sudden dismissal of Israel Singer from the World Jewish Congress, which he helped steer for 35 years, the leaders of a major Holocaust restitution group he presides over this week said they are standing by him.Responding to charges made by WJC President Edgar Bronfman that Singer, his longtime chief lieutenant and confidante, “helped himself to cash from the WJC office — my cash,” Julius Berman, chairman of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, asserted that as president, Singer has never been involved in the financial decisions of the Claim