Germany doubles aid to Holocaust survivors to €110m

Claims Conference VP Shlomo Gur: The money is for social and nursing services for Holocaust survivors worldwide. Half of the 520,000 survivors reside in Israel.

The German government will double aid to Holocaust survivors to €110 million in 2011, from €55 million, Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference) VP Shlomo Gur told the Knesset Immigration, Absorption and Diaspora Affairs Conference today.

Gur said that the money was intended for social and nursing services for Holocaust survivors worldwide, whom he estimated at 520,000, half of who reside in Israel.

Committee member MK Lia Shemtov (Israel Beiteinu) said that the Ministry of Finance should also increase its allotments to the Holocaust survivors fund, and that the fund's managers should increase its fundraising efforts abroad. She said that many Holocaust survivors could not afford to buy medications, dental care, glasses, hearing aids, or dialysis.

Holocaust survivors fund deputy director Yehuda Dim said that the fund received applications for aid from 20,000 survivors, who were still waiting because there was no money to finance them.

Published by Globes [online], Israel business news - - on February 1, 2011

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