According to the UJA Federation, 45,000 Holocaust survivors live in the New York area, approximately 40% in poverty. As Holocaust survivors age, the need for these services is greater than ever.
On Wednesday, the Jewish Caucus joined NYC Councilman Rafael L Espinal Jr. on the steps of City Hall to rally for an increase in funding for the Holocaust Survivor’s Initiative. Survivors, advocates, and elected officials also joined the rally to fight for this important cause.
I always carry with me a @USArmy coin given to me by a veteran. It reminds me of my debt to the Army & 71st Infantry, who liberated my father from Gunskirchen concentration camp. I was proud to present it to @RLEspinal in recognition of his advocacy for NYC Holocaust survivors. pic.twitter.com/2ubRMD6Ui9
— Councilman Deutsch (@ChaimDeutsch) May 9, 2018
At #NYC Hall with #Holocaust survivors in support of additional funding to help the 45,000 survivors residing in our great city. Special thanks to @RLEspinal for your outstanding leadership on this issue. pic.twitter.com/BYbZQf6Q9w
— Barry Grodenchik (@BarryGrodenchik) May 9, 2018