Israel’s Education Ministry vs. Chana, a Holocaust Survivor

Chana, 85, fell and cracked her skull while serving as a 'living witness' to students visiting concentration camps in Poland. The state says she was careless.

The recourse to black humor in connection to this hair-raising story seems nearly inevitable. “I came close to saying my mother died in a death camp,” he says, “even though I was born long after that cursed war.” The speaker’s mother is Chana, an 85-year-old survivor of the Majdanek concentration camp, and the events she describes in her lawsuit against the...