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The Holocaust Survivors’ Fund to halt operations

The Fund, established in 1994 to assist disadvantaged Holocaust survivors in financial, health-related distress, to stop providing immediate nursing services for survivors living in Israel due to financial troubles
Miri Chason

The Holocaust Survivors’ Welfare Fund will stop providing immediate nursing services for thousands of survivors living in Israel due to financial troubles, the funds director-general, Dubi Harel, told a press conference on Tuesday.
Moreover, the fund will discontinue the offering of grants for the purchase of prosthetics, dentures, eyeglasses, hearing aids and medical drugs not included in the State’s ‘medicine basket.’
The fund was established in 1994 to assist disadvantaged Holocaust survivors in financial and health-related distress. Most of the funds come from U.S. contributors via the Knesset’s Holocaust Claims Committee. MORE.

Zeev Factor, the fund’s chairman that the freezing of the fund’s activities is a “disgrace,â€? adding, “I don’t know what to tell the 20,000 Holocaust survivors who will not be able to purchase hearing aids, dentures and drugs not included in the ‘medicine basket’… I can’t sleep at night… I knocked on every door I could, n Israel and abroad, but to no avail.

“We all understand that the issue of supporting Holocaust survivors is not an economic, but a moral problem,â€? he added.