Two Holocaust survivors petition High Court against association for location, restoration of survivors’ property; claim it is withholding funds from survivors. ‘The clock is ticking,’ they say

Michal Goldberg
Published: 12.03.07, 09:56 / Israel Jewish Scene

Two Holocaust survivors petitioned the High Court Monday, demanding they – and other Holocaust survivors in dire financial need – be given immediate relief from the State.

Jenny Rosenstein (73) and Ze’ev Factor (82) petitioned the High Court claiming that the State is withholding dozens of millions of dollars owed to Holocaust survivors, despite the Justice Ministry’s orders.

According to the Ministry of Social Affairs’ Bureau of Rehabilitation, some 250,000 Holocaust survivors are living in Israel and 143,000 of them do not receive any government aid.