Program gives Holocaust survivors help

By Jennifer Shapiro
Special Correspondent
Posted July 23 2006

Gitle Freiner, 77, walks with a cane, doesn’t hear or see well and has difficulty with concentration and memory, she said.

A native of Poland, she was in the concentration camp at Bergen-Belsen when she was 10 and “doesn’t remember much.”
But thanks to the Holocaust Survivors Assistance Program at Ruth Rales Jewish Family Service of South Palm Beach County, a nurse’s aide visits Freiner’s home, west of Delray Beach, three times a week and helps her around the house and takes her grocery shopping and to doctors’ appointments.