Group of Czech Jewish Holocaust survivors meets in Israel

Twenty Czech Jewish Holocaust survivors met in Israel on Sunday to remember their wartime fates more than 70 years ago. The meeting was organised by the Prague Military History Institute. In 1939, 150 Jewish children were passed on to foster families in Denmark, where they escaped the Holocaust. Those taking part in Sunday’s gathering in the small town of Neve Ilan (near Jerusalem) had not seen each other for 70 years, living in Great Britain, Canada, South Africa, and the US. The last time they saw each other they were between 14 -16 years of age. Attendees of the meeting were accompanied by relatives, including grandchildren, some of whom learnt for the first time about their Czech roots, the news agency ČTK said.

Author: Jan Velinger