Germany will give Holocaust survivors $236 to help them cope with the October 7 attacks

Germany will provide a one-time payment of $236 (220 euros) to Holocaust survivors, to help them cope with the effects of the October 7 Hamas-led attacks in southern Israel.

Berlin will compensate 113,000 Holocaust survivors in Israel with $27 million (25 million euros), according to the German Finance Ministry.

A spokeswoman for the German Finance Ministry said: “Many Holocaust survivors have been particularly affected by Hamas attacks, whether through losing their homes or support systems in the form of care.”

The spokeswoman added that the additional funds aim to help Holocaust survivors “as quickly as possible… in the frightening and hopeless situation of war.”

The Hamas-led deadly rampage in southern Israel was the deadliest terrorist attack in Israel's history, killing at least 1,200 people and kidnapping more than 250 others.

Israeli attacks on Gaza since then have killed at least 33,634 Palestinians and injured 76,214 others, according to the health ministry there. Human Rights Watch and Oxfam were charged last month Israel implements “Indiscriminate and disproportionate attacks violate international law.”

Each of Israel's 113,000 Jewish survivors will receive $236 as a one-time payment, according to the nonprofit Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference) — an umbrella Jewish organization that seeks reparations for Holocaust survivors and has worked with Germany. The German government is on this scheme.

The German Finance Ministry said the payments are being distributed in Israel in cooperation with the Claims Conference and the Israeli government's Holocaust Survivors' Rights Commission.

Gideon Taylor, president of the Claims Conference, praised the payment plan, saying: “The additional symbolic acknowledgment that Germany is paying to Holocaust survivors in Israel is a message of solidarity.”

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The German Finance Ministry added: “This exceptional and stressful situation for Holocaust victims, which is exacerbated by the anti-Semitism expressed around the world. The payment of 25 million euros was intended as a gesture of solidarity and support from Germany.” Germany to Israel.

German politicians have repeatedly stated that Israel's security is Germany's “reason of state” – a term that refers to Germany's special relationship with Israel because of the Holocaust, in which Germany systematically murdered six million Jews under Adolf Hitler's Nazi regime.

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