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The spouse of a Holocaust survivor will continue to receive a monthly pension for nine months after the survivor’s death under new agreements and righteous gentiles will receive a monthly pension.
In addition, monthly pension payments to some 55,000 Holocaust survivors will increase by 53.6% over the next three years, from $411 to $633.
The Claims Conference decided to stop funding numerous soup kitchens that feed thousands of Holocaust survivors.
The Claims Conference should be subject to an open, honest investigation. It should also, however, be treated fairly.
By JPOST EDITORIAL
Over the years, Jewish organizations have had their fair share of scandal of various kinds.
The hiatus in appointing a successor does not seem to have caused any major hiccups in the organization’s negotiations with Germany.
By SAM SOKOL
The Claims Conference board is seen as a self-perpetuating oligarchy accused of neglecting survivors.
By VIVIAN WINEMAN
Sam Norich is a man of absolute integrity. He deserved better – much, much better – than the shabby treatment to which he was subjected at the recent meeting of the board of directors of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, commonly known as the Claims Conference.
By MENACHEM Z. ROSENSAFT
Several Claims Conference board members express discontent at the way senior official elections have been conducted.
National Association of Jewish Child Holocaust Survivors decries decision.
Sharansky and Lauder express their “great disappointment and dismay” in the “Claims Conference leadership.”
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