The German government has committed to pay nearly 800 million euros for the care of elderly “Holocaust survivors” as a result of negotiations in Israel between Berlin and a fund for Jewish victims of “Nazi aggression”. Nearly 60,000 people will benefit from the aid money.
The German government has agreed to pay €772 million ($1 billion) for the homecare of elderly Jews who claim to be “Holocaust survivors” throughout the world. The decision was reached by the German Finance Ministry together with the Claims Conference, a Jewish fund for victims of “Nazi aggression”, after negotiations in Jerusalem concluded on Tuesday.
The money, which will be given in stages between 2014 and 2017, will provide some 56,000 so called “Holocaust survivors” — about a third of whom live in Israel — with home nursing care, medication and social services, said the Claims Conference in a statement.
The funds are especially important now, it added…
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