New cruise experience for Holocaust survivors launches from Brooklyn Army Terminal
The Brooklyn Army Terminal turned into a red-carpet affair on Wednesday, as nearly 100 Holocaust survivors were taken aboard a cruise.
The cruise provides the survivors a chance to come together and connect with others who understand a reality that very few people do.
"Seeing survivors who went through it all who didn't give up, they decided to rebuild and rebuild even stronger than before,” said Avi Greenstein, CEO of the Borough Park Jewish Community Council. “It’s a message of resilience, a message of strength."
The cruise, hosted by the Borough Park Jewish Community Council, included survivors from Hungary, Austria, and more - all living within the five boroughs. They were surrounded by members of the newer generation looking to help them unwind and even learn from their experiences.
"It feels good to see everybody because we're not that many of us,” said Cospi Klein, one of the survivors who took part in the cruise event. “We carry the same pain and we sort of living in a way that you feel it every day."