There are still 192,000 Holocaust survivors living in Israel. Last year, 14,800 Holocaust survivors died.
They comprised about one third of Israel’s population in the early 1960s, while Jews from Islamic countries accounted for another half.
In spite of the fact that the Holocaust was a great catastrophe that happened to the Jewish people, it accelerated the establishment of the State of Israel.
This happened because many nations realized that establishing a state was a necessary step for the protection of the Jewish people.
We know that more than 6 million Jews died in World War II, those who miraculously survived to the largest genocide the world has ever seen, still live with the physical and mental scars, and with their arms tattooed.
Numbering people is part of a dehumanization strategy, and more than that, this is totally satanic. God doesn't count us; he calls us by name.
Isaiah 43:1 - But now thus says the Lord, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine"
Tattoo removal has never been so effective, or so popular. Usually anyone who wants to remove a tattoo, in fact wants to erase their past. But what if the tattoo is on the left forearm of a holocaust survivor? By removing their tattoo, it would remove all the tragedy that happened to them?
Certainly not! Every year, since 1989, the Knesset (in cooperation with "Yad Vashem") performs the ceremony of "Everyone Has a Name" in which the names of all of the holocaust victims are read out loud.
We from SHALOM ISRAEL & L.I.F.T. (Dr. George Annadorai, Chairman) have a partnership with HELPING HAND COALITION (Luke Gasiorowski, Director) to show love and compassion to all of the Holocaust survivors left alive in Israel. That is time to call them by the names, not to count them as they were 75 years ago. On December 15th (2019) , L.I.F.T. and HHC celebrated in Tiberias the 10th annual banquet for 720 Holocaust survivors. Certainly, this event made a huge impact on their lives, and the survivors expressed their appreciation.
Our mission is to reach those who survived it before they pass away and give them their final memories that are the exact opposite of what they were born into: LOVE.