by Michal Goldberg

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.