Panel: Germany gave Israel NIS 61.5 billion, Holocaust survivors got about half

By Anshel Pfeffer, Haaretz Correspondent

The government has paid Israeli Holocaust survivors just over a half of the compensation funds transferred as part of the reparation agreement with Germany, a report published on Sunday by the state commission of inquiry into the government’s treatment of Holocaust survivors.

The panel, headed by former Supreme Court judge Dalia Dorner, stated that the reparation money Germany has paid Israel adds up to NIS 61.5 billion according to current rates, whereas a mere NIS 38 billion have been paid to the survivors themselves to date.