Former ghetto prisoners
Numerous members of the Jewish Community of Estonia have gone through many trials of war, life in the ghetto, concentration camps … and they survived. Their lives prove that the human spirit is strong. They live to pass the memory on to us, their descendants. The memory is horrific, so the best thing we can do is stay together. The Association of Former Prisoners of Ghettos and Concentration Camps, headed by Valdimir Perelman, currently comprises 11 people.
For 20 years, the association has been taking care of its members, providing legal, spiritual and financial support. The search for documents proving that the association members were in ghettos and concentration camps during the Nazi regime years still continues as well.
The members of the Association of Former Prisoners of Ghettos and Concentration Camps meet every three months to discuss important issues of the organisation’s work, to solve current problems and just have pleasant conversation. Those with limited mobility are visited at home or in the hospital regularly, kept up to date with the latest developments and provided with emotional support.
In cooperation with the Jewish Community of Estonia, the Association of Former Prisoners of Ghettos and Concentration Camps strives to make the lives of its members brighter and more exciting.