By Anshel Pfeffer, Haaretz Correspondent
Tags: Dorner Commission

The Dorner Commission on the government’s treatment of Holocaust survivors on Sunday ended the hearings phase of its work with testimony by Reuven Merhav, executive committee chairman of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims against Germany. The commission will now begin its deliberations and submit its report in a month.

Merhav insisted on testifying despite retired justice Dalia Dorner’s assertion that the Claims Conference is an American organization and outside the commission’s purview. However, Merhav reportedly wanted to set the record straight following criticism of Claims Conference policies over the past year.