The European Jewish Congress also expressed its sadness on Twitter with the following statement.
We are deeply saddened by the passing of Benjamin Orenstein z'l, a Holocaust survivor who dedicated the last decades of his life to sharing his story. He was with us @UNGeneva in 2019.May his memory be a blessing & a guiding light for generations to come. #WeRemember pic.twitter.com/GTZUQYGtX3— Israel in UN/Geneva (@IsraelinGeneva) February 10, 2021
Alain Jakubowicz, President of League Against Racism and Antisemitism (LICRA), also made a statement on the social media.
We are deeply saddened to learn that Holocaust survivor Benjamin Orenstein z”l has passed away. He was an inspiration who dedicated his life to Holocaust education & made it his mission to ensure that the atrocities of the past would never be forgotten. pic.twitter.com/TQkItxhbJo— European Jewish Congress (@eurojewcong) February 10, 2021
Il était le dernier. Benjamin Orenstein deporté a #Auschwitz a 18 ans a consacré sa vie à témoigner. Nous n’entendrons plus son merveilleux accent yiddish. Le matricule B4416 ne répondra plus. Désormais la mémoire va être encore plus difficile...— Alain Jakubowicz (@JakubowiczA) February 10, 2021