Help for survivors
In France, programs for survivors can be proposed by medical and social institutions (homecare or long-term care facility programs) or organizations (cultural activities and fighting the isolation of seniors). The Foundation also funds programs set up by charitable organizations to help survivors in Israel. For Europe, it has a partnership with the Joint Distribution Committee.
The Café des Psaumes is a social café, rue des Rosiers in Paris, offering cultural activities aiming to breathe new life into the neighborhood’s "Jewish soul". The café’s priority is seniors, Shoah survivors and immigrants from North Africa, but is open to all, fostering intergenerational bonds.
In Greece, the Jewish community, like rest of the population, has suffered the painful consequences of the economic crisis. Holocaust survivors are especially hard hit by the situation: the Foundation for the Memory of the Shoah has decided to substantially increase the aid it sends them.
US Department of State announces that it has begun making payments under the Holocaust Deportation Claims Program, established pursuant to the U.S.-France Agreement on Compensation for Holocaust-Related Deportation from France.
Since 2012, the Hesed Avraham Health Care Center in Saint Petersburg, Russia has offered specific support for victims of Nazism with neurodegenerative conditions.
Created in 2012, the fund is intended to acknowledge the suffering of Holocaust survivors who endured unimaginable trauma in their childhoods, encompassing a range of experiences that included separation from parents, living in hiding with the terror of being caught, privation and abuse in ghettos and even the horrors of concentration camps, where very few children survived. Eligible survivors should apply to receive € 2,500 one-time payment.
The Casip-Cojasor Foundation reviews requests from increasingly dependent Holocaust survivors to receive care or various forms of aid at home. This financial assistance comes from a specific fund awarded by the Claims Conference and the Foundation for the Memory of the Shoah.