Holocaust survivors tell Knesset they have been ‘trampled’ by treasury

By Amiram Barkat, Haaretz Correspondent

Holocaust survivors told the Knesset on Tuesday they have been “humiliated and trampled” during a special hearing by the Knesset lobby for Holocaust survivors on what they called their poor treatment by the treasury.

During the tumultuous hearing, the survivors complained to the lobby members that Finance Ministry officials processing their claims displayed obtuseness and cynicism.

They also accused the treasury of deliberate foot-dragging. During the hearing, some of the distraught survivors lashed out at the Finance Ministry representative, accusing her of complicity in the alleged maltreatment. Others said they would not attend ceremonies commemorating Holocaust victims in protest of “Israel’s denial of its Holocaust survivors.”