105 Jewish children arrive in Berlin from Ukraine


By Aluta News

Mar. 4, 2022

After an arduous journey, 105 Jewish children and young adults from the Ukrainian port city of Odessa arrived in Berlin on Friday.

Two buses transported the children, teenagers, young adults and their companions to a hotel in the west of the city, with police cordoning off the street.

The trip was organized by the Jewish cultural and educational society Chabad Berlin in tandem with a children’s home run by Odessa’s Jewish community.

Some of the children are orphans, while others were sent by their parents or other relatives on the 2,000-kilometre journey via Moldova, Romania, Hungary and the Czech Republic.

The youngest child was a baby born in January, and there were also several infants.

Israeli Ambassador, Jeremy Issacharoff welcomed the children during a brief visit to the hotel, where the group plans to stay for the time being.