Germany To Pay Almost $1 Billion For Care of Holocaust Survivors

Will provide more than least 56,000 Holocaust survivors with nursing care, medication, and social services


JERUSALEM, May 30 (UPI) — The German government agreed to pay nearly $1 billion for the care of Holocaust survivors in a deal reached with a fund for Jewish victims, officials said.

The agreement, negotiated in Israel between the German Finance Ministry and the Claims Conference, a Jewish fund for victims of Nazi aggression, will benefit Holocaust survivors worldwide, Der Speigel reported Wednesday.

The money will be contributed in stages between 2014 and 2017 and will provide at least 56,000 Holocaust survivors with home-nursing care, medication and social services, the Claims Conference said in a statement.