70 Years After Auschwitz: The Status of Survivors in the U.S.

Thursday, April 30, 2015, 12:00pm – 2:00pm EDT


In the seventy years since their liberation, American survivors of the Holocaust have raised families, built businesses, strengthened professions, helped their Jewish communities through their leadership and philanthropic support, and otherwise contributed to the fiber of American life.

Now numbering about 130,000, with an average age in the mid-80s, these survivors have benefitted from the tremendous support of the Claims Conference via the German government, and from the Jewish Community in general. Despite this, tens  of thousands of them live either in poverty or near poverty.

This seminar will provide information on the current status of survivors of the Holocaust, three scores and a decade after their liberation, from the top authorities in the field.


  • Stuart E. Eizenstat (Senior Counsel, Covington)
  • Stuart C. Kaplan (CEO, Selfhelp Community Services, Inc.)
  • Elisa Spungen Bildner (member)


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