92 year-old Holocaust survivor sees her 8-year-old great-grandson murdered by Palestinian homicide bomber

The New York post (www.nypost.com) has a story about a 92-year-old woman who survived the German Nazis but whose 8-year-old grandson did not survive the Palestinian Nazis:

NINETY-two year old Zhenya Axelrode lost her husband and sister in World War II but managed to save her daughter Kira from hunger and worse when the Nazis invaded Ukraine.

Last Thursday she lost both Kira and her great-grandson Ilan in the latest homicide bombing. [...]

Ilan's mother arrived at the school seeking word of him. There was none.

Galina Perlman survived a female homicide bomber who blew herself up and killed two Israelis in March at the supermarket where Galina worked. When she went to identify the bodies Thursday, she fainted.

"I don't understand how this is possible," she cried. "He's only an 8-year-old boy."

The Nazis that besiege us today speak Arabic, and they hide behind Islam simply to better fool the liberals and the left.

Thanks to Israpundit for the link - I copy the full article below.





MODERN-DAY ANGUISH FOR MATRIARCH OF HOLOCAUST FAMILY
By URI DAN, November 24, 2002
http://www.nypost.com/commentary/51007.htm

NINETY-two year old Zhenya Axelrode lost her husband and sister in World War II but managed to save her daughter Kira from hunger and worse when the Nazis invaded Ukraine.

Last Thursday she lost both Kira and her great-grandson Ilan in the latest homicide bombing.

Zhenya's relatives are among the 1 million Jews who immigrated to Israel from the former Soviet Union in the past 12 years - and now they've joined the 700 Israelis killed in two years of the Palestinian uprising.

The tragedy of Zhenya's family illustrates the depth of the human disaster that the intifada has meant to the newest Israelis.

Eleven years ago, Galina and Igor Perlman and their son Sinai immigrated to Israel and brought with them Igor's mother, Kira, and Kira's mother, Zhenya.

They all lived in one apartment in a remote quarter of Jerusalem, Ir Ganim. Kira, 67, took care of Ilan.

Since the bombings began, Kira took him everywhere, including to school and to jujitsu lessons, in which he excelled.

Kira took Ilan to school and back, trying to avoid buses during rush hours because that's when bombers usually strike.

She became such a familiar sight that Ilan's friends in the third grade called her Babushka ("grandma" in Russian), just as he did.

When news of Thursday's bombing spread across Jerusalem, Ilan's teacher, Yochi Avitan, watched Ilan's empty seat apprehensively.

As the day wore on with no news, she had the class talk about Ilan. One of the pupils recalled how much Ilan wanted to be a lawyer.

Ilan's mother arrived at the school seeking word of him. There was none.

Galina Perlman survived a female homicide bomber who blew herself up and killed two Israelis in March at the supermarket where Galina worked.

When she went to identify the bodies Thursday, she fainted.

"I don't understand how this is possible," she cried. "He's only an 8-year-old boy."

Yochi Avitan took tranquilizers before she broke the news to her class.

"I asked them to write about Ilan," she said. "One of them preferred to paint. He painted a whole bus on one side of the page. Then he painted a bus exploding on the other."

The shattered family of Zhenya Axelrode and Galina Perlman sat and wept in their apartment.

They were joined by Esther Gertzman, another elderly relative who recently emigrated from Russia. Gertzman brought a new perspective.

"The Israelis should win against the Palestinians," she said. "Just like the Russians won against the Nazis."

Posted by David Melle
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