Holocaust Survivors Flee from Ukraine to Germany for Safety

In an unexpected twist of history, some of the 10,000 Holocaust survivors who had been living in Ukraine have now been taken to safety in Germany.

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Ukrainian Holocaust survivor Tatyana Zhuravliova reacts during an AP interview in an old people's home in Frankfurt, Germany, Sunday, March 27, 2022. As the war in Ukraine continues to get more brutal, Jewish organizations are trying to evacuate as many of the 10,000 Holocaust survivors living there as possible. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
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FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — When the bombs started falling on Ukraine’s capital, Kyiv, last month, Tatyana Zhuravliova had a horrible deja vu: the 83-year-old Ukrainian Jew felt the same panic she suffered as a little girl when the Nazis were flying air attacks on her hometown of Odesa. “My whole body was shaking, and those fears crept up again through my entire body — fears which I didn’t even know were still hidden inside me,”…

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