The Claims Conference will increase its allocations in 2009 by $23 million.
The decision by the conference’s board of directors at its annual meeting July 8-9 brings the overall allocation for next year to $193 million.
“Increasing Claims Conference allocations is essential to addressing the growing needs of Nazi victims as they age,” said Julius Berman, the conference chairman. “These funds are for home care, hunger relief, medical care, winter supplies, emergency cash grants and other vital services to Nazi victims worldwide.”
The funds mostly represent the proceeds from the sale of unclaimed Jewish property in the former East Germany. The conference also will fund $18 million in Holocaust education and remembrance projects.