All Things Considered: January 27, 2007

On this day, 62 years ago, the Auschwitz concentration camp was liberated. About 250,000 survivors of the Holocaust live in Israel today. And, as NPR’s Linda Gradstein reports, up to one-third of them live below the poverty line.

LINDA GRADSTEIN: Seventy-three-year-old Rosa Zusman(ph) was eight years old when the German army approached her native Ukraine. She and her family fled ahead of the army and ended up in Uzbekistan. But many members of her family who stayed behind were killed in the Holocaust. After the war, Rosa returned to Ukraine and married.