Vera is among the precious few aging survivors of the Holocaust living in Israel. She lost her husband to cancer and has a lonely life. Recently, broken water pipes flooded her home, and she as devastated. CBNâ€™s ministry in Israel has a ...
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- [Narrator] Vera is a widowand Holocaust survivor.
Her family escaped the Minsk ghetto
to join resistance fightersin the Belorussian wilderness.
- There was very little food
and the winters were so cold.
Many died in the snow.
And there was constantfear of being discovered
by the Nazis.
- [Narrator] Vera toldme that after the war,
she married a fellow survivor.
She and her husbandwanted to leave Belarus
but couldn't get through the iron curtain.
It wasn't until 1991they were finally able
to move to Israel.
- It was a dream to comehere but it was hard
to start a new life.
- [Narrator] Vera's husbandrecently died from cancer.
Her life got even harder one day
when she came home to find the water pipes
under her floor had burst.
- Water was everywhere.
Without my husband Ididn't know what to do.
I could never afford the repairs.
I was devastated.
- [Narrator] So CBNIsrael immediately located
a contractor and we coveredthe entire cost of the repairs.
- I was so happy when youtold me you were going
to fix the pipes and my floor.
I had tears of joy.
You were my only hope to get it fixed
and to have water back in my house.
It's a miracle.
- [Narrator] We also learned
that Vera's oven quiteworking a few years ago
so we bought andinstalled a brand new one.
Now we also take her groceries regularly
and spend time with her.
- What you do for me
and the other survivors means the world.
You give real support and it's wonderful
to know that someone cares about us.
I am so blessed to know people like you.