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Sanctuary: Caring for the Holocaust’s Aging Survivors

08/23/2015  

Seventy years after the end of World War II, our community's Holocaust survivors are facing a whole new world of challenges.

In addition to the usual demands of aging, there are unique medical, financial and emotional difficulties that stem from their wartime experiences.

The next episode of the public-affairs program "Sanctuary" - which airs at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 23, on ABC7-Channel 7 - explores the unique needs and circumstances of survivors in the Chicago area - home to one of the largest survivor communities - and how the Jewish United Fund's Holocaust Community Services program is responding to a rapidly growing population in need of specialized help. Cindy Sher hosts.

Starting Monday, Aug. 24, the program will be available for viewing on the Jewish United Fund website,  www.juf.org/interactive .

"Sanctuary" is a joint production of the Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago and the Chicago Board of Rabbis, in cooperation with ABC7-Channel 7.