The event was organized by The Claims Conference in conjunction with The Association of Romanian Olim in Haifa and The Western Wall Foundation.
14 of the program’s beneficiaries are Holocaust survivors over the age of 100.
This is another entry in the long list of events the Claims Conference has organized for survivors and their families in Israel and around the world.
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.
My humble advice to the Claims Conference president is that telling the truth should also be considered by him as an option.
The New York-based organization is the primary Jewish communal interlocutor with Germany for Holocaust reparation issues, with an annual budget in the hundreds of millions of dollars.
Although the New York State Office of the Attorney General does not confirm ongoing inquiries, it has in fact launched a probe into the management of the Claims Conference.
Employee: It will affect how we can service our clients.