Agencies will provide more funds for survivors

BY: MARILYN H. KARFELD Senior Staff Reporter

The Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland is over half way to its annual goal of raising more than $300,000 to assist needy local Holocaust survivors.

That news from Federation President Stephen H. Hoffman coincides with reports that the Claims Conference quietly decided in July to allocate an additional $67 million nationwide over the next three years for home care and other services for victims of Nazi oppression.

After much pressure from survivor advocacy groups and the media, the Claims Conference is also abandoning its controversial 80/20 policy of setting aside 20% of that additional $67 million for Holocaust education and remembrance.