By Anshel Pfeffer

The government is demanding that the company for restoring Holocaust victims’ property begin to transfer funds for survivors’ welfare, while the company insists on completing the search for heirs before distributing funds for other purposes.

“The company has collected millions of shekels, why don’t they start paying it to help survivors?” asked Noah Flug, chairman of the Center of Organizations of Holocaust Survivors in Israel.

Two months ago, the Company for Location and Restitution of Holocaust Victims Assets released the first list of Holocaust victims who owned real estate and funds in British Mandate Palestine before WWII.