Germany eager to contribute to Holocaust survivors’ welfare
By Anshel Pfeffer

The German government is anticipating a new Israeli request for a contribution to welfare payments for Holocaust survivors, and is eager to make such a contribution, senior officials in Berlin told Haaretz recently. Officials in Berlin have closely followed developments in the debate in Israel over the survivors’ pensions, with concurrent meetings held on the subject by the German foreign and finance ministries.

Berlin has expressed willingness to finance pensions at least for survivors who were previously overlooked and did not receive reparations.