Irrelevant appellations

Can journalists please stop labeling people as Holocaust survivors if this adds nothing to the story?
Roman Rubinstein, Holocaust survivor and Sharei Chesed board member, said that he is fighting to convince his fellow members not to sell [their cash-strapped Conservative synagogue to a "Messianic" congregation]. With a chuckle, he said: "I'm against it because Jesus was a nice guy, but he's not my God."

"Holocaust survivor" is neither a qualification nor an honorific, nor should it become one.

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