01.05.2011 27.Nisan, 5771 Tag 12 des Omer
NGO head says ‘small print’ makes it ‘impossible’ for survivors to understand which state funding or benefits they are entitled to.
The social and economic needs of Israel's Holocaust survivor population are expected to increase dramatically in the next four years, according to a study being released Sunday.
According to the study, undertaken by the Meyers JDC Brookdale Institute on behalf of the Foundation for the Benefit of Holocaust Victims in Israel – the official state body responsible for providing survivors with social welfare benefits and assistance – Israel is currently home to some 208,000 victims of Nazi atrocities – compared to 233,000 in 2009. On average, 12,800 survivors die each year, or 35 per day….