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        1/27/2014, Shevat 26, 5774

      Each Month 1,000 Holocaust Survivors Die

      Data from the Holocaust Survivors Fund published this morning (Monday), this International Holocaust Remembrance Day, shows that approximately 1,000 Holocaust survivors are passing away on a monthly basis.  In addition, approximately a third of the survivors are in need of help from the Holocaust Survivors Welfare Fund, and another 20% - over 36,000 - have needed to turn to the Fund over the last two years to receive financial assistance for reimbursement on their medical expenses.

      The numbers also show that there are about 2,000 requests per month for nursing aids for the survivors, a number which is iincreasing from month to month.