Esther Frank passed away last week, destitute. After surviving the hell of the holocaust, Esther gave in to the inflexibility of Israeli society and the false promises of her government. Each day 30 Holocaust survivors die, some of them in shameful poverty, but the emergency plan to care for them is still delayed.
Esther, who survived Trizenshtat and left Auschwitz, was defeated at the hands of her own people country of Jews. For five years, Esther hasn’t left her house, and at the age of 88 had to sit entire days without moving, only because she didn’t have anyone to help her walk. Help is money, and that’s something a holocaust survivor dosen’t have, since he supports himself from a pitiable pension of the Israeli government – 2,000 Shekels (ca. $480) a month.