Thursday, December 09, 2010

Claims Conference agreement to provide homecare for Holocaust victims in 2011

From a Press Release of the CONFERENCE ON JEWISH MATERIAL CLAIMS AGAINST GERMANY, Inc. (1359 Broadway, Room 2000, New York, NY 10018, December 6, 2010 / 29 Kislev 5771:

... the Claims Conference has successfully negotiated an agreement with the German government to provide €110 million (approximately $145 million) for homecare for Holocaust victims in 2011.

This is double the amount that we received for 2010 as a result of earlier negotiations. This unprecedented amount of funding means that we can provide additional hours of care for survivors already receiving assistance as well as give additional Holocaust victims around the world the aid that they desperately need as they grow more frail.

This development speaks volumes for the skill and commitment of our negotiating delegation and the Claims Conference staff. Tens of thousands of Holocaust victims will live easier lives and in more comfort because of their efforts.

....At this time of Chanukah, indeed, we shall be able to bring some light to those who suffer alone in the dark.
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