Sergio Della Pergola, who is a professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, says that jews who lived in Africa and the Middle East during WWII should also be considered "holocaust survivors": Who Counts as a Holocaust Survivor? https://www.haaretz.com/who-counts-as-a-holocaust-survivor-1.119868 But not everyone agrees with Della Pergola. Here's what Dr. Irit Abramski Bligh, who heads Yad Vashem's Arab states division, has to say: And here's what prof. Yehuda Bauer has to say: What do you think, my fellow PF members? Should jews who lived in Africa and the Middle East during WWII also be considered "holocaust survivors"? As always, all opinions are welcome.