Many Holocaust survivors spend their last years in loneliness. A new project aims to make things easier for them – through the Internet.
The project was initiated by the ORT network and the Foundation for the Benefit of Holocaust Victims in Israel.
As part of the initiative, survivors will receive computers with Internet connection in order to contact relatives and acquaintances, as well as write their personal stories.
ORT network's high school students will guide the survivors taking part in the project and help them use the computers.
"Adopting survivors is one of the main objectives of the schools' volunteer activity," said ORT Israel Director-General Zvi Peleg.