Hoping to save his own life, man designs new surgical tool
By Brian Blum for Israel21c
Israeli entrepreneur with life-threatening brain tumor invents novel visualization solution for brain surgeons. His company was sold for $75 million.
If you’re an Israeli entrepreneur and you’re facing a life-threatening disease with no cure, what do you do? For Avi Yaron, the choice was clear: he’d invent one.
Nazi-confiscated pen helps ToI track down survivor’s son, rewrite family history
By RENEE GHERT-ZAND for The Times of Israel
International Tracing Service and Times of Israel journalist jointly find descendants of Istvan Rokza, to restitute his stripped possessions and unearth buried heritage
When Hungarian-Jewish teenager Istvan Rokza arrived at the Neuengamme concentration camp in northern Germany in late 1944, he had very little on him — only 20 pengo (then the Hungarian currency) and a “Tintenkuli,” a black stylograph-type pen. The Nazis confiscated these from Rokza, placing them in an envelope and listing the contents on the outside.
VR Tech is Playing a Key Role in Holocaust Education and Awareness
By Simona Shemer, NoCamels
There are currently less than 200,000 Holocaust survivors living in Israel today. In two years, that number will drop to 142,000 survivors and by 2025, it will further decrease to 92,600. In less than 20 years – by 2035 – just 26,200 Holocaust survivors will remain among us, according to a Central Bureau of Statistics report released ahead of International Holocaust Remembrance Day in January.