Claims Conference: Berlin deal doubles survivor care funds

By GIL STERN STERN SHEFLER
December 6, 2010 16:31

 
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The Claims Conference has negotiated a new agreement with the German government which it said would double the amount provided by Berlin for vital homecare services for Jewish Holocaust victims living around the world to €110 million (approximately $145 million) in 2011.

“This is double the amount that the Claims Conference received for 2010 following negotiations earlier this year and is the largest single amount ever negotiated for homecare for Holocaust victims," said Julius Berman, Chairman of the Claims Conference on Monday. With restitution-related sources of funding on the decline, this agreement obtained by the Claims Conference is vital to addressing the growing social welfare needs of aging Holocaust survivors."

The organization, whose full name is Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, said the agreement illustrated Berlin's confidence in it despite the recent discovery that it had been defrauded of $42 million in a scam.

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