On Thursday, 27 Nissan, Israel observes Holocaust Memorial Day.
A website has been established to permit visitors to light a candle in memory of those who perished.
“Together, let’s light six million candles in memory of six million people who lived, learned, thrived, struggled, laughed, worked and loved”.
Some statistics pertaining to Holocaust survivors living in Israel today:
· There are 189,000 survivors today
· 45,000 survivors are living under the poverty line
· About 40 survivors are niftar in Israel daily
· 25% must do without medications or medical treatment due to their bleak fiscal realities
· 45% of survivors report they feel alone and isolated.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)