900 Holocaust survivors died of COVID-19 in Israel in 2020

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A total of 179,600 Holocaust survivors live in Israel; 5,300 were infected with coronavirus over last year

A Holocaust survivor shows the number that was tattooed on his arm in a Nazi concentration camp during the Holocaust (photo credit: BAZ RATNER/REUTERS)

A Holocaust survivor shows the number that was tattooed on his arm in a Nazi concentration camp during the Holocaust

(photo credit: BAZ RATNER/REUTERS)

Seventeen thousand Holocaust survivors passed away in Israel in 2020, including 900 who succumbed to COVID-19, the Central Bureau of Statistics reported Tuesday.

Some 5,300 survivors were infected with the novel coronavirus during the year.

In December, there were 179,600 Holocaust survivors in Israel, and an additional 3,000 Israelis were recognized as being survivors of the Holocaust during 2020, the statistics bureau said.

About 60% of the survivors in Israel are women, and 64% are from Europe. All of the survivors are over the age of 75, and 17% are at least 90. Nearly 850 survivors are centenarians, two-thirds of whom are women.

The statistics bureau report was released to mark Holocaust Remembrance Day, which is this Wednesday.

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