Maria is an 89-year-old Holocaust survivor living in Khabarovsk, a city in the Russian Far East just 30 miles from the Chinese border.
Since violence erupted in Ukraine, Maria has opened her two-room apartment to two others: her 65-year-old son, Boris, and his 40-year-old son, Andrey.
After Boris and Andrey’s home in Lugansk was destroyed, they fled their battered home city with no money or job prospects. Desperate for safe shelter, Maria and her tiny apartment 5,000 miles away were their only hope.
Together, the three rely on local Hesed workers to supply them with the extra food, medicine and psychological counseling they so critically need.