Surviving the Shoah – and beating Israeli bureaucracy

30.04.2011                      26.Nisan, 5771                      Kedischim; Tag 11 des Omer

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Surviving the Shoah – and beating Israeli bureaucracy

Many Holocaust survivors live in severe poverty, unaware of the benefits owed them, and must fight the system to realize their rights.

David Silberman, co-founder of the nonprofit organization Aviv Lenitzolei Hashoah (Spring for Holocaust Survivors), does not mince words when he proclaims that roughly NIS 250 million in funds meant to assist Holocaust survivors living in Israel remains unclaimed each year.
“It’s a very complicated process, and that’s exactly why we started Aviv,” states Silberman, who created the organization four years ago together with his wife Aviva, a legal expert in Holocaust survivors’ rights….