Social services for Nazi victims have been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
Funds have been provided by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany for the Emergency Assistance Program for Nazi Victims at the direction of the United States District Court supervising the lawsuit In RE: Holocaust Victim Assets Litigation (Swiss Banks).

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Wednesday, 29 February 2012 13:00
The Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece and the American Jewish Committee share and continue a productive cooperation for more than two decades.
In the course of these years, in a vast scale of issues and on various occasions the AJC has repeatedly assisted the Greek Jewry.
Once more, in the past few months, the AJC has actively demonstrated its solidarity through two important support programmes offered during this difficult period when the consequences of the financial crisis have greatly afflicted Greek Jewish Communities, organizations and people.  The most recent donation of the AJC was made following David Harris’ visit to Greece and it includes the sum of 48.000 USD to be distributed to the survivors of the Nazi concentration camps in Greece, who are the most needy and delicate part of our Community. In January, AJC Executive Director David Harris headed a delegation that visited Athens and Thessaloniki. D. Harris met with top Greek officials and Jewish leaders and spoke at the annual Holocaust remembrance ceremony in Thessaloniki (photo).
It is worth to mention that in late 2011, AJC made its first emergency humanitarian donation of 48.000 USD, following an AJC delegation visit headed by Jason Isaacson, to assist in the care of elderly and vulnerable Greek Holocaust survivors in Thessaloniki.
The second donation was made to help those not reached in the first round and will be distributed by the Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece to all the Nazi camp survivors residing the various Jewish Communities around Greece (apart from Thessaloniki which has received the first AJC humanitarian aid fund).
“We stand in solidarity with the Greek Jewish community, to whom we feel so close,” said AJC Executive Director David Harris. In a letter addressed to David Harris, David Saltiel, President of the Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece and of the Thessaloniki Jewish Community, expressed the Greek Jewry’s thankfulness and appreciation. “In the same spirit of your life long attitude of offering, and in accordance with the Jewish values of Tzedaka, you and the AJC family decided to assist the Greek Jewish Communities once more. This time your generous donations will help the most needy part of our manpower, the survivors of the nazi concentration camps. Through the AJC donations our Board will maintain a decent level of services provided for those people who suffer during the last years of their lives”, D. Saltiel writes.

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