German volunteers help Holocaust survivors
Updated Sun. May. 4 2008 10:19 PM ET News Staff

Holocaust survivor Leviash Aba still struggles with his past, and his 80-year-old body needs special care at the Israeli nursing home where he lives. But he’s well taken care of by a German volunteer.

Larka Scholeng said she cares for Aba and other seniors at the nursing home as a way to ease her conscience.

“I used to feel guilt for many, many years and I think I took the guilt that my parents could never take,” she said. “Now I feel responsible.”

Scholeng, a teacher from Berlin, has volunteered at the nursing home for the past three months.