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Worldwide Lev Haloam community brings hope to Holocaust survivors
by Helen Mitchell | Feb 24, 2020 | BDS, Israel
One of the most rewarding aspects of our work at Lev Haolam is the sense of partnership with so many amazing friends and supporters across the world. We know that we are on a joint mission to bring a message of hope and truth, and to stand with Israel against the lies of BDS. We simply couldn't do what we do without you.

An amazing and deeply moving set of events that happened in recent weeks reminded us again of this special worldwide partnership.

Manuela Neuhaus — a faithful, long-term supporter of Lev Haolam in Belgium who has been receiving packages for a number of years — recently started experiencing problems receiving our goods. Her last three packages were returned to Israel, which she suspects may be the result of BDS influences in her country.

Rather than accepting the refund that we offered, Manuela said she wanted us to donate her packages to three people who would benefit from them.

So, our staff at Lev Haolam contacted Mrs Orth — a faithful friend and customer in the United States who has a connection with the community of Holocaust survivors in Dallas, Texas. She said she would be delighted to find recipients for the three packages, so we shipped them to her.

Mrs Orth took the packages to the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum. The museum was founded by Holocaust survivors in the Dallas area and is dedicated to teaching the history of the Holocaust and advancing human rights to combat prejudice, hatred, and indifference.

During a special exhibition on Stories of Survival, Adilene Hernandezm — Education Coordinator at the Museum — chose three Holocaust survivors to give the Lev Haolam packages to. Their names were Rosa Blum, Magie Furst, and Rosian Zerner. The three ladies were deeply moved by these gifts, and by the story of how they had travelled through Belgium and Israel to arrive into their hands.

Our thanks go to both Manuela Neuhaus and to Mrs Orth for making a way for this wonderful story of hope to happen!