Some 80,000 of the 260,000 Holocaust survivors in Israel are living under the poverty line, according to the Holocaust Survivors’ Welfare Fund, Ynetnews reported. That is almost a third of all Holocaust survivors in Israel.

Many of them suffer from severe mental and medical problems due to the hardships and torture many of them experienced during World War II. Dental, hearing and visual problems are common among Holocaust survivors.

Almost three-quarters of the survivors (73 percent) are over the age of 76, and about a fifth are older than 86. 50,000 to 60,000 survivors are in need of nursing care.
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