Grapevine: In tragedy and triumph

The greatest triumph of any Holocaust survivor is progeny, especially for those who already have great-grandchildren – who are walking testimony to the failure of the Final Solution.

More than 100 Auschwitz survivors from at least 19 countries, each of them accompanied by a child or grandchild, will join World Jewish Congress President Ronald Lauder and a number of world leaders in Auschwitz next week, to commemorate the 70th anniversary of liberation. The Israeli delegation is traveling to Poland under the joint auspices of the WJC and the Center of Organizations of Holocaust Survivors in Israel. Ranging in age from 73 to 96, the survivors will be accompanied by WJC CEO Robert Singer; Colette Avital, COHSI chairwoman and herself a child Holocaust survivor; Minister Silvan Shalom; and 10 IDF officers.


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