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May 12, 2018

20,000 New York City area Holocaust survivors living in poverty

Filed under: Auschwitz, Food, Germany, Holocaust — furtherglory @ 2:39 pm

The following quote is from this news article:

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Holocaust survivor Vera Liapina joined several other survivors in front of City Hall on Wednesday afternoon to show support for the Elie Wiesel Holocaust Survivors Initiative. [On the show, Elie Wiesel’s name is pronounced “Elly Vee-ZELL”]

“When we first started this initiative we pushed for $1.5 million. Within months, we were able to secure that funding,” City Councilman Rafael Espinal said.

Espinal said the money is to make sure holocaust survivors can happily and healthily live out their golden years in New York City.

“The needs are enormous,” said Eric Goldstein of the UJA Federation. “The monies we’ve raised so far and that they are allocating are simply not enough to address the need.”

At the City Hall event, the people there were imploring the City Council to earmark $4 million in the budget for 2019. It would mean more funding for organizations like Self Help.

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This is what happens when you don’t get a book deal. No one gets to hear your sad story of how you survived the Holocaust. The Nazis were trying to kill you, feeding you potatoes, not realizing that potatoes are good for your health.

When I was a child, my family was very poor, but we had a large garden, which had a very large section where we grew potatoes. That is how I survived.

Maybe I should write a book about eating potatoes to survive. Oh, wait a minute! I am not Jewish. No one cares about my sad story.


  1. Time to read the truth….FREE download


    Comment by Jim Rizoli — May 12, 2018 @ 2:46 pm

    • You wrote about “The Six Million”. The number is now down to 1.1 people killed in the Holocaust. That is the official # now.

      Comment by furtherglory — May 12, 2018 @ 3:02 pm

      • In that pdf of of the book The Six Million Fact or Fiction…in section 15, the New York Times March 3, 1991 said 73,137 total deaths were noted in Auschwitz, approx half were Jews.


        Comment by Jim Rizoli — May 12, 2018 @ 3:13 pm

      • Last I heard it was 1.1 million Jews only at Auschwitz. I think they still count 1.2 million at the Reinhardt camps and they fudge the balance in non gas chamber related mass shootings in Belarus and Ukraine. The 6 million number is an article of faith.

        Comment by Peter Hardy — May 13, 2018 @ 5:49 am

        • What number do you find acceptable? I find just one abhorrent, you weasel.

          Comment by Leigh Scott — March 7, 2020 @ 3:18 pm

  2. Sadly by telling a lie they get help….how about helping all the other older folks?
    The story of the “Six Million” has, for many people, become an article of faith. Some will therefore find it surprising to be confronted with the reality that the entire story is at the very best, a poor concoction of lies, and at the worst, an utterly evil conspiracy designed to besmirch the German people. Peter Winter


    Comment by Jim Rizoli — May 12, 2018 @ 2:44 pm

    • An eye witness account from New York
      City , on a cold day in December,
      some years ago: A little boy,
      about 10-years-old, was standing before a shoe store on the
      roadway, barefooted, peering through the window, and

      shivering with cold.

      A lady approached the young boy and said,
      ‘My, but you’re in such deep thought staring in that window!’

      ‘I was asking God to give me a pair of
      shoes,’ was the boy’s reply.

      The lady took him by the hand, went into
      the store, and asked the clerk to get half a dozen pairs of socks
      for the boy. She then asked if he could give her a basin of water
      and a towel. He quickly brought them to her.

      She took the little fellow to the back
      part of the store and, removing her gloves, knelt down, washed
      his little feet, and dried them with the towel.

      By this time, the clerk had returned with
      the socks.. Placing a pair upon the boy’s feet, she purchased him
      a pair of shoes..

      She tied up the remaining pairs of socks
      and gave them to him.. She patted him on the head and said, ‘No
      doubt, you will be more comfortable now..’

      As she turned to go, the astonished kid
      caught her by the hand, and looking up into her face, with tears
      in his eyes, asked her:

      ‘Are you God’s wife?’

      Comment by Herbert Stolpmann — May 14, 2018 @ 6:07 pm

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