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Help for survivors

Various services offer survivors guidance and help them claim the benefits to which they are entitled. It is advisable to contact the Claims Conference representative in France or a local Jewish social service agency to help you fill out the form.

The Casip-Cojasor Foundation has two venues that host and develop activities for seniors, especially Holocaust survivors. The Senior and Culture Center in Paris offers lectures, workshops, meetings, shows and cultural activities.

Thos program offers activities and get-togethers for Holocaust survivors in the Paris region in August. The goals are to decrease their isolation during the summer vacation period and foster friendships in a convivial setting.

Latet is an organization that helps disadvantaged Israelis. Since 2007, the Foundation has supported this group, which comes to the aid of needy Holocaust survivors in Israel.

The Jaffa Institute helps needy Israelis by federating a network of 7,000 people. With support from the Foundation for the Memory of the Shoah, it has set up a food aid program specifically for Holocaust survivors living below the poverty line in Tel Aviv’s southern district.

Elderly woman with flowers

The NGO Aviv was set up in 2007 to help israeli survivors of the Shoah to receive the aid and compensation to which they are entitled. It is now expanding its activities in the south of the country, where services for survivors are not easily accessible.

Aloumim is an Israeli organization grouping together children hidden in France during the Holocaust and the volunteers who work with them. It focuses on preserving memory and provides its neediest members with medical and social assistance.

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The Foundation For The Benefit Of Holocaust Victims In Israel grants a scholarship of NIS 5,000 to students who volunteer 120 hours during the academic year. Each student visits two Holocaust survivors in their homes and helps them cope with their loneliness.

Lettonie : une couverture santé étendue pour les survivants de la Shoah

The Jewish community in Riga offers health coverage to Shoah survivors in Latvia. In a country where medical care can be very expensive, this insurance allows the poorest people to be properly covered.

Since 2006, the Liriot organization’s Mobile Eye Clinic has traveled around Israel offering disadvantaged people free vision screenings. In 2016, the focus is on Holocaust survivors: 4,000 of them will have had a complete checkup.