Israel: 900 Holocaust survivors died of COVID-19 in 2020
Some 900 individuals who made it through the Holocaust passed away from COVID-19 in Israel in 2015, the nation’s Central Bureau of Statistics stated Tuesday.
The bureau reported that about 5,300 survivors of the World War II-era mass murder of European Jews and other groups by the Nazis were contaminated in 2020 with the coronavirus. The pandemic started its international rampage about a year earlier.
About 17per cent of those Holocaust survivors passed away of the infection, comparable to the portion of others of the exact same age. All Holocaust survivors are at least 75 years of ages and COVID-19, the health problem brought on by the infection, is specifically deadly to elders.
In 2020, about 3,000 more Israelis were acknowledged as Holocaust survivors and about 17,000 survivors passed away. Of the dead, about 900 passed away of COVID-19, the federal government stated.
The tally begins the eve of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, designated by the United Nations in 2005.