Holocaust survivors don’t know where to turn for help
By Amiram Barkat, Haaretz Correspondent

Leah Molcho, 83, is a Holocaust survivor who needs dentures – but doesn’t have the money to buy them. Molcho, who was born in the Greek city of Salonica, survived two years in Auschwitz-Birkenau and moved to Israel after World War II. Now she lives in an old-age home in Givatayim and lives on NIS 3,300 a month.

Molcho gets an old-age stipend of NIS 1,300 a month, but is not eligible for an income supplement because, as a Holocaust survivor, she receives NIS 2,100 a month from the state. Molcho said she has a comfortable life, but her inability to buy dentures is making her suffer. “Here they give me as much food as I want,” she said, “but I can barely eat anything.”