Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you,
I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10
Brothers and sisters, we are being called upon by God to urgently rescue Holocaust Survivors who continue to suffer in the life-threatening living conditions in Ukraine. When I walk into the homes of these precious people, the pain is so thick that I can feel it in the air. When I enter their room and our eyes meet, their tears flow freely as their bodies shake uncontrollably, due to the fears and hope that they harbor. Their one and only thought is, “Will this be the day that my prayers are answered and I am finally rescued… is this the day that I can finally begin to relax…”
Eva was born on February 23, 1942 in Kiev, Ukraine. Just months before her birth, her parents were forced into hiding when SS and German police units began summoning Jews to Babi Yar, a ravine just outside of the city. It was there at the edge of that ravine, where many of her parent’s relatives, neighbours and friends were forced to undress and line up side by side. After, they were executed by gunshot and then dumped in the ravine.