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April 25, 2006, 5:52AM
Holocaust Survivors Grow Poorer in Israel

By LAURIE COPANS Associated Press Writer
© 2006 The Associated Press

JERUSALEM — When Gizela Burg arrived in Israel after making it out of four Nazi concentration camps alive, she thought her problems of survival were behind her. But now, at the age of 83, she can no longer afford to pay her growing medical bills.

Burg is among about 90,000 Holocaust survivors _ a third of the total in Israel _ who live in poverty, according to official figures. For the childless widow, her inability to fix her television or afford a taxi meant she was spending Israel’s annual Holocaust remembrance day on Tuesday alone and in silence.

Israelis marked the day,