Extracts from the Dec 2002 Journal
A new fund to help needy Austrian refugees and Holocaust survivors who find themselves in financial difficulty and in need of urgent medical attention comes into operation this month. The Austrian Holocaust Survivor Emergency Assistance Programme will be administered by the Association of Jewish Refugees (AJR) in the UK on behalf of an ‘umbrella group’ of six Jewish charities, at the request of the US-based Claims Conference.
Grants to refugees and survivors from the Austrian Assistance Programme’s fund – which will begin operating with £1 million at its disposal – will be made to those living on low incomes, who have a medical problem requiring urgent attention, or who suffer a domestic emergency with which they cannot afford to deal. It is anticipated that the fund will be operational for two years, until 2005. The Programme’s key objective is to provide financial assistance to Austrian victims of the Nazis. [more...]