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A Last Hope for Survival

Maria is an 89-year-old Holocaust survivor living in Khabarovsk, a city in the Russian Far East just 30 miles from the Chinese border.


Since violence erupted in Ukraine, Maria has opened her two-room apartment to two others: her 65-year-old son, Boris, and his 40-year-old son, Andrey.

For Olim, Memory Begets Trauma

Yuri Sohriansky is one of hundreds of olim who arrived in Israel from the crisis now raging in Ukraine. For him and his family, making aliyah was a blessing—if not for the help of The Jewish Agency for Israel, they would still be in Lugansk, fearing for their lives.


He recalls:…

Mother and Son in the Crosshairs

This isn't the first time Aza Grigorenko, 88, has been forced to leave her home because of war.


As a teenager during World War II, she and her mother resettled in the eastern Ukrainian city of Slavyansk. There, Aza met her husband and gave birth to her only son, Alexsandr. 


A Family Recovers from Devastation

For the Endeberrya family, the recent escalation of violence in the eastern Ukrainian city of Slavyansk hit terrifyingly close to home.


Two months into the violence there, a bomb ripped through their house, destroying its walls and roof, crushing their furniture and many of their be…

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