Outgoing Prime Minister Ehud Olmert yesterday attended the inauguration ceremony of the Center for Holocaust Survivors in Givatayim. But a senior activist for Holocaust survivors said he feared for the center’s future because the Pensioners’ Affairs Ministry, which was responsible for the project, was closing down.

“I am glad the government under my leadership did something for the survivors,” Olmert said at the inauguration of the center, established to provide Holocaust survivors with information and counseling on obtaining financial assistance. Advertisement

“Holocaust survivors are not young. Usually they’re 75 years old. The problem was how to bring to their attention that they have rights and can still improve their quality of life. Now all those eligible for these rights will be able to receive information about them,” he said.

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