Israel relaxes criteria for SOME Holocaust survivors’ stipends

By Anshel Pfeffer, Haaretz Correspondent

Tags: appeals committee

In a precedent-setting move, a state committee on Sunday rule that people who were incarcerated in Romania and Bulgaria during World War II are to be recognized and receive benefits as Holocaust survivors, even if they were not sent to Nazi concentration or extermination camps.

The appeals committee for the implementation of the Nazi persecution law put Romanian and Bulgarian survivors on par with “first circle” Holocaust survivors, who are entitled to increased stipends in line with a government decision last November.

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