Good news for holocaust survivors: German Government to Quadruple Payments to 'Holocaust' Survivors There are some 200,000 Holocaust survivors living in Israel. Tragically, around 50,000 of them live around or below the poverty line. Aviva Silberman, welcomed the agreement. “Finally they raised the compensation level for Holocaust survivors,” she said, explaining that the compensation law (Bundesentschädigungsgesetz) hadn’t been updated since the 1960s. The lengthy negotiation between the authorities resulted in the signing of a memorandum of understanding, according to which survivors will receive an additional €100-€400 per month. This increase will raise total funds that Germany pays them each year to €15 million. Survivors from North Africa, for example, who suffered from the Holocaust but were not directly swept up in it, do not receive compensation from Germany. The same goes for emigrants from the former Soviet Union and survivors who did not undergo forced labor. “It is the role of the Germans to take care of these populations as well,” Silberman added. “It’s not Israelis who are responsible for the Holocaust. It’s not you and me who have to pay survivors from our taxes. “While the government does need to take care of these additional populations, it also needs to come from Germany,” she said, adding that “I think they should continue to negotiate with the Germans as successfully as they did now, so that they recognize these populations as well.” Read full report here: https://russia-insider.com/en/germa..._21_2014)&mc_cid=ed0b3f2a85&mc_eid=b58c3b6d47 ---- I agree, the Germans should pay while they can. Less money for weapons to fight illegal wars for the US is a good thing.