Conference on Jewish and Material Claims Against Germany

In A First, Child Survivors Get Payout

$250 million fund seen as merely ‘symbolic’; anger over perceived small amount.

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In their later years, Jews who survived the Holocaust as children — whether in concentration camps, ghettos or in hiding — have experienced psychological problems such as nightmares and health issues related to malnutrition as children.

Claims Conference’s Greg Schneider: Child survivors’ “suffering had a cumulative effect.”

Holocaust Survivors Affected By Sandy Get Aid From Germans And Claims Conference

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It was a “modest” sum of money, said Germany’s consul general in New York, but he, staff members and friends attending a concert at his residence last month wanted to do something to help after realizing the hardship Superstorm Sandy had caused Holocaust survivors living in its path.

“We decided to ask participants for donations,” Consul General Busso von Alvensleben said in an e-mail interview. “We all contributed. With this modest token of solidarity we wish to express our sympathies with those affected by Sandy.”

German Consul Ellen Goelz, left, Rabbi Moshe Wiener of Coney Island JCC, and Greg Schneider of Claims Conference. Melanie Einzig
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