I am the only one of 105 family members to survive the hell of Auschwitz-Birkenau and other death camps. Therefore, I read the Aug. 9 article Growing bond between Germans, Jews highlighted in South Florida, with mixed feelings. Post-war Germany has engaged in vital diplomatic relations and provided support for the state of Israel, outlawed anti-Semitism and Neo-Nazi activities and provided modest pensions for some (but not all) Holocaust survivors.
These efforts deserve credit.
However, Germany’s obligations to the remaining survivors of the Holocaust remain painfully unfulfilled. Today, half of all Holocaust survivors in the world, including in the United States, live in or near poverty.… Seguir leyendo »