175 000 Holocaust Survivors Live in Israel. Most Live on $101 a Month in Government Stipends
While some Holocaust survivors in Israel are entitled to 10,000 shekels a month, the majority have to get by with a fraction of that
Israel prides itself on taking care of its 174,500 Holocaust survivors, but the government’s policy on stipends for them has been criticized as unequal and inadequate, with most survivors living on a small stipend of 4,000 shekels ($1,217) a year.
The policy divides survivors into multiple categories, each corresponding to a different sum of money, which the director general of the Social Equality Ministry says has caused ‘intolerable’ disparities.