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Freed Gaza hostage: Situation in captivity ‘reminded me of the Holocaust’

Ofelia Roitman, 77, was taken captive from her Kibbutz Nir Oz home on October 7, 2023, after Hamas terrorists attacked the community. She was freed on November 28, 2023. (Courtesy)
Ofelia Roitman, 77, was taken captive from her Kibbutz Nir Oz home on October 7, 2023, after Hamas terrorists attacked the community. She was freed on November 28, 2023. (Courtesy)

In the final video from freed hostages screened at tonight’s Tel Aviv rally for release of the rest of the abductees, Ofelia Roitman, 77, says her situation in captivity reminded her of stories about the concentration camps during the Holocaust.

“I was very afraid,” she says in the video released by the Bring Them Home Now organization. “In the first few weeks I thought I had gone crazy, because I was alone, I was almost without light, I was almost without food.

“It reminded me of the subject of the Holocaust — I was [collecting] pieces of pita bread so that tomorrow I would have food,” she says, calling on the government to take action to free the rest of the hostages.

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