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Video: Medic says Ukrainian patients’ stories remind her of Holocaust survivors’ stories

Katya Korshenbaum deployed with Magen David Adom, which has sent ambulances and field hospital staff


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By Leila Merrill

A paramedic who recently returned from working in a field hospital for Ukrainians said that some refugees’ stories remind her of the stories of Holocaust survivors.

Magen David Adom Paramedic Katya Korshenbaum was stationed in western Ukraine. She and another medic treated patients with a variety of conditions.

In a video, Korshenbaum also said that patients expressed gratitude.

Magen David Adom, the Israeli national EMS organization and blood bank service, has been staffing the field hospital and has sent stocked-up ambulances.

“Instead of responding to the majority of 999 calls we receive every day, we want to flip that so we only go to those patients who really, really need a double staffed paramedic emergency ambulance quickly.”
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