Ahead Of Holocaust Remembrance Day, Israel Home To Some 200,000 Survivors


Israel is home to some 200,000 individuals whose lives were impacted by the Nazi regime, with some one-third of them hailing from the Muslim world, according to official figures published Thursday ahead of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, which falls on Sunday.

Nearly two-thirds of those, or 65 percent, hail from Europe, while 35% are from the Muslim world.

The figures are from 2017, the last year for which figures are available. Israeli state agencies define as survivors anyone “exposed” to the Nazi regime, including those who lived in countries conquered by Nazi Germany or were under direct Nazi influence in 1933-1945, as well as refugees who fled those areas due to the Nazis.

Read more at Times of Israel.



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