By Anshel Pfeffer, Haaretz Correspondent

The Finance Ministry delayed and canceled financial support for institutions that assist Holocaust survivors, according to a special state comptroller’s report on the state’s treatment of survivors presented Wednesday.

The report found that funds that were designated for survivors were not used for that purpose, nor is the primary body charged with coordinating the activities of survivors’ organizations funded at all. According to the report, the problem is a result of mismanagement in the Finance Ministry.

State Comptroller Micha Lindenstrauss further determined that survivors experience years of delays in processing their claims due to bureaucratic obstacles and the lack of adequate manpower.

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