45 Holocaust survivors rescued

April 10, 2022 by J-Wire Newsdesk
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For people with limited mobility, often unable to even leave their houses on their own, the treacherous journey out of Ukraine is all the more perilous.

Heading for a new home

Not only is the travel itself more complicated, but these aging men and women need to make sure there are people and places to care for them even after they have reached safer shores.

In partnership with the Claims Conference, JDC The Joint has organised medical evacuations for elderly Jews who cannot make the journey on their own.
Last week HDC The Joint  launched its first evacuation, rescuing 45 frail Holocaust survivors, whose traumatic memories have resurfaced during the current war. Many have disabilities, leaving them both unable to run to shelter during bombings and unable to reach evacuation sites unassisted, though they receive ongoing care from their brave JDC The Joint home care workers.

Ambulances from JDC’s medical evacuation brought survivors into Germany where the Claims Conference will host them for the rest of their lives.

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