Auschwitz

Holocaust survivors get COVID-19 vaccine on Auschwitz liberation working day

Seventy-six yrs immediately after the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp, hundreds of Holocaust survivors are getting the coronavirus vaccines on Wednesday, Intercontinental Holocaust Remembrance Working day. 

Survivors that were compelled to flee their houses and endure Nazi dying camps are now in their 80s and 90s, producing them particularly vulnerable to COVID-19. 

The Israelitische Kultusgemeinde (IKG), the Jewish Neighborhood of Vienna, collaborated with the city’s wellbeing ministry to honor its survivors with a vaccine generate on Wednesday. In accordance to the IKG,12 health professionals, all of whom are users of the corporation, are administering the vaccinations to 500 Shoah survivors above the age of 85.

“It is a human duty to commemorate the victims and to thank the liberators, survivors and resistance fighters,” IKG President Oskar Deutsch claimed in a assertion. He included that preserving their wellness is a “Jewish, human and moral very important.” 

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