By Anshel Pfeffer

The purpose of the state commission of inquiry into the government’s treatment of Holocaust survivors is to propose ways to offer them immediate assistance, and not to find those responsible for their neglect, the committee’s chair Dalia Dorner said yesterday.

In a bid to clarify her committee’s role, the retired Supreme Court justice said the historical context of how Holocaust survivors have been treated by government was of less concern when compared to addressing their needs which, she added, take precedence over those of other underprivileged groups.