Yelena is a Holocaust survivor living in Israel. Her husband recently passed away, and she could barely afford her apartment, and not much else. So, CBN Israel regularly takes her groceries and visits with her.
- [Narrator] Elena isa widow who lives alone
in her small apartment in Jerusalem.
Her hardships began when shewas born in a Ukrainian ghetto
during the Holocaust.
- [Translator] My mother gave birth to me
soon after the Nazistook over our community.
We were hunted by the SS from the start.
- [Narrator] Elena's mothertook her from house to house
looking for any non-Jewishperson willing to help.
They hid under the floorboardsas the SS conducted searches.
- [Translator] My mothertried to give me her milk,
but it was blood.
It was a miracle I didn't cry.
If we had been discovered,
we would have been shot right there.
- [Narrator] Elena and hermother survived the Holocaust.
Years later, she gotmarried and moved to Israel.
Her husband recently passed away
and she can barely afford herapartment and not much else
so CBN Israel regularlytakes her groceries
and visits with her.
- [Translator] I'm veryhappy when you come see me
and bring me the wonderful food.
It brightens my day.
- [Narrator] We also invite Elena
and other Holocaust survivors
to social events we host in their honor.
Christians play music for the survivors,
listen to their stories,and share a meal with them.
Elena and the others get canesor walkers if they need them.
- [Translator] Sometimes Idon't feel strong in my legs.
This cane helps keep mesteady so I don't fall.
I'm so grateful you gave it to me.
- [Narrator] Thanks to CBN Israel,
Elena is able to have a moreactive and fulfilling life.
- [Translator] I say from allof us Holocaust survivors,
You give love and support
through this food and the events.
God bless you and may you havethe same peace in your heart
that you have given me.