holocaust survivors

New Rules Pave Way For Polish Expat Pensions

Move marks first time U.S. Holocaust survivors can apply for monthly payments from Polish government.

05/19/2015
Staff Writer

Thousands of Holocaust survivors originally from Poland — more than 3,000 in New York alone — will for the first time be receiving applications to apply for $130-a-month pension payments from Poland, thanks to a law that took effect last month, The Jewish Week has learned.

Lusia Eimer

Caring For Holocaust Survivors At Life’s End

04/21/2015
Special To The Jewish Week

As a child of Holocaust survivors, I experienced two dramatically different end-of-life scenarios with my parents. My father’s passing was extremely painful physically, emotionally and spiritually, and while he died 34 years ago, the memories and irreconcilable conditions around his death linger. That was before hospice was readily available in the U.S.

Toby Weiss

Caring For Holocaust Survivors At End-Of-Life

04/15/2015

As a child of Holocaust survivors, I experienced two dramatically different end-of-life scenarios with my parents.  My father’s passing was extremely painful physically, emotionally and spiritually, and while he died 34 years ago, the memories and irreconcilable conditions around his death linger.  That was before hospice was readily available in the U.S.

Survivors Relive Horrors Of ‘Model Ghetto’ Theresienstadt

01/28/2015

Dozens of survivors of the Theresienstadt concentration camp near Prague returned to the site for a ceremony commemorating the 70th anniversary of their rescue.

Survivors Draw Chilling Line From Auschwitz To Paris

At the 70th anniversary of the Auschwitz liberation, a reminder of anti-Semitism’s persistence.

01/28/2015
Israel Correspondent

Oswiecim, Poland — The 300 Auschwitz survivors who commemorated the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau at the death camp this week were motivated by two things: a heartfelt need for some closure and the desire — some called it a mission — to warn the world that the anti-Semitism and hatred that spawned the Shoah are still all around us.

Mordechai Ronen, who was a prisoner at the Auschwitz concentration camp when he was 11. Getty Images

Threading The Needle To Survive

01/27/2015
Culture Editor

For years, Rena Margulies Chernoff of Brooklyn traveled to Boston on Jan. 27. She and a cousin who also survived Auschwitz  — they posed as twins — would celebrate the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz as their personal day of rebirth.

U.S., France Secure $60 Million For Survivors Of Rail Deportations

12/08/2014

Washington — The United States and France have tentatively arrived at a $60 million lump sum agreement to settle claims by survivors deported to Nazi camps via the French rail system.

In A First, Child Survivors Get Payout

$250 million fund seen as merely ‘symbolic’; anger over perceived small amount.

09/10/2014
Staff Writer

In their later years, Jews who survived the Holocaust as children — whether in concentration camps, ghettos or in hiding — have experienced psychological problems such as nightmares and health issues related to malnutrition as children.

Claims Conference’s Greg Schneider: Child survivors’ “suffering had a cumulative effect.”

Remembering The Holocaust, Without Bitterness

German consulate bestows Order of Merit on Holocaust survivor and Claims Conference negotiator Roman Kent.

06/17/2014
Staff Writer

The incongruity of the moment was inescapable.

Roman Kent, an 89-year-old, Polish-born Auschwitz survivor, stood in the living room here of German Consul General Busso von Alvensleben’s home last month and heard the German official describe him as a man who “went through hell and yet brought the message of tolerance and solidarity to so many.”

Roman Kent, left, last week received Germany’s Order of Merit from Consul General Busso von Alvensleben.  Jörg Windau
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