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  Elul 17, 5767 , 31/08/07

Wealthy Holocaust Survivors Helping Jews in Poland

Survivors of the Holocaust who made millions in the United States are donating part of their fortunes to help revive the Jewish community in Poland. Many survivors grew up as Catholics who saved them but also converted them, and up to 30,000 Jews still may be living in the country. The Nazi's butchered most of approximately three million Jews in Poland.

Severyn Ashkenazy, who survived the war in an underground bunker in what is now Ukraine, made a fortune in real estate and has tried to revive Jewish life in Warsaw. Millionaire Ted Taube, who escaped Poland two years before the Nazi invasion, said that "the population doesn't have a reasonable chance if there aren't institutions in place to support them."

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