Germany agrees to 15% rise in funds for Holocaust survivors

The German government on Tuesday agreed to increase funds allocated towards Holocaust survivors by 15 percent, from 110 million euros in 2011 to 126.7 million euros in 2012, the Conference for Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, better known as the Claims Conference, announced.
According to the new deal reached between Berlin and the Jewish organization charged with negotiating on behalf of the Jewish victims of the Nazis, funds provided by Germany for survivor welfare will reach 136 million euros in 2013 and 140 million euros in 2014. In total, Germany is expected to allocate the Claims Conference 513 million euros between 2011 and 2014 to help Holocaust survivors.