Group: Germany ups funds for Holocaust survivors

March 19, 2009 22:50

The Jewish Claims Conference said it won a promise Thursday from the German government to increase funding to elderly Holocaust survivors in eastern Europe. German officials promised to increase monthly payments from €178 ($235) to €240 ($315) for survivors in some of the poorest eastern European countries, such as Ukraine, said Roman Kent, a negotiator for the claims conference. Those in relatively wealthier eastern countries now in the European Union, such as Poland, will see their payments rise from €216 ($295) to €240 ($328), he said. Kent said the breakthrough came Thursday during meetings with representatives of Germany's Finance Ministry.

Related Content

Joan Rivers
August 28, 2014
Joan Rivers rushed to hospital following throat surgery


Cookie Settings