Israel’s Bank Leumi is holding hundreds of inactive accounts of Holocaust victims, an investigator said. Accountant Yehuda Barlev, who led a Knesset probe of the bank, said documents revealed that Bank Leumi not only knew how much money belonged to the Holocaust victims but used some of their assets for its own business expenses, Ha’aretz reported. Bank officials rejected the charges as myths.
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