2010 Estimates of survivors worldwide living in poverty or considered poor ranged from 234,000-260,000, based on data from the Claims Conference and the Jewish Federation System, with 55,000 in the United States, 74,000 in Israel, and 90,000 in the Former Soviet Union
2013 The Claims Conference reported 56,000 survivors receiving home care and a total of $182 million from the German government, providing only $3,250 of the $15,600 annual cost for each recipient– or 11 weeks of care.
2017 67,000 survivors received home care; Germany provided $356 million in funding. Claims Conference Press Release, July 2017.
2018 76,200 survivors received home care; Germany provided $478 million in funding. Claims Conference Press Release, July 10, 2018. 2019 78,000 survivors received home care; Germany provided $538 million in funding. Claims Conference Press Release, July 1, 2019. 2020 83,000 survivors received home care; Germany provided $598 million in funding. Claims Conference Press Release, October 14, 2020.
2021 Claims Conference did not provide precise number of survivors who received home care in 2021, only how many were eligible. Germany provided $582 million in funding. Claims Conference Press Release, October 14, 2020.
Today is Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, which is occurring in 2020 during the very uncertain and dangerous coronavirus pandemic, with its terrible toll in human lives and suffering. Our hearts go out to all who have lost loved ones.
We are compelled to speak out about continuing injustices and at the same time, reflect on our survival, and the survival of the Jewish people, and share a common message of hope. It is our belief that the only way forward is to help each other, to rely on ourselves.
Holocaust survivors worked in 2006 and 2007 to publicize these documents, which reveal government and corporate complicity in the genocide, and had been suppressed for 60 years.
This transcript of remarks by Hon. Alcee L. Hastings of Florida from December 27, 2006 session of the US House of Representatives Cmte. on Foreign Affairs Europe subcommittee relates concern over the delayed release of the Bad Arolsen Holocaust Archives.
HSF-USA President David Schaecter’s testimony to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Europe regarding the opening of Bad Arolsen Nazi archives on March 28, 2007.
Leo Rechter’s testimony to the Subcommittee on Europe on March 28, 2007.
This Yom Hashoah Editorial by HSF-USA counsel Samuel J. Dubbin on Yom Hashoah 2007, in the Miami Herald, related how the overdue opening of Bad Arolsen archives relates to survivors’ contemporary needs and the broader systemic failure to hold Holocaust profiteers to justice.