Some Holocaust survivors are desperately poor, a support group says.

A Holocaust survivor’s support group has said 40% of survivors in Israel are living below the poverty line, Israel Radio has reported. Most of the 170,000 people affected emigrated from the former Soviet bloc and now get little financial help.

Zeev Factor, the chairman of the Holocaust Survivors’ Welfare Fund, says many survivors get no pensions and have to live off $390 a month. MORE.