Apr 24, 2008 21:39 | Updated Apr 25, 2008 9:32


Fed up with waiting for the government to take control of the situation, volunteers from the newly founded Association for Immediate Help to Holocaust Survivors spent this past Seder night delivering food parcels to lonely and bedridden survivors in an attempt to alleviate some of their suffering for what could be their last Pessah.

“We officially started our activities on April 14,” Etty Cohen, one of more than 60 volunteers who helped distribute food to survivors countrywide, told The Jerusalem Post on Thursday. “We are just fed up of the government doing nothing. Survivors need practical help – not just talk.”

For Eva, 83, and her husband, Moshe, 85, (names have been changed) the association’s work meant that the Hungarian-born couple were finally not alone for this year’s Seder.