By Amiram Barkat

Yad Vashem and other institutions involved in commemorating the Holocaust – and not only needy survivors – will also receive monies belonging to heirless Holocaust victims, according to a Knesset bill now being prepared for second and third reading.

During Knesset discussions ahead of the final approval of a bill pertaining to the restoration of assets of Holocaust victims, it was decided that Holocaust memorial organizations will be included in the list of recipients of the monies, although survivors will be given higher preference.

Under the original arrangement, only needy survivors were deemed eligible to receive monies of heirless Holocaust victims.

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