Government of Israel approves documentation of Holocaust survivors

The government of Israel approved the proposal of allocating the resources for documentation of the Holocaust survivors from around the world on 20 November, Sunday. The Minister of Social Equality, ' Meirav Cohen' presented the proposal to the government accompanied by 'Claudia Roth at Terezin Conference.

Government of Israel approves documentation of Holocaust survivors (image credits google)
Government of Israel approves documentation of Holocaust survivors (image credits google)

The government of Israel approved the proposal of allocating the resources for documentation of the Holocaust survivors from around the world on 20 November, Sunday. The Minister of Social Equality, ‘ Meirav Cohen’ presented the proposal to the government accompanied by ‘Claudia Roth at Terezin Conference.

The Israeli Prime Minister, Yair Lapid, further stated that as the Minister of Finance, he led the decision to raise and fund the allowances for the survivors of the Holocaust. The subsidies will be provided to the survivors by one billion shekels.

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Meirav Cohen attended the Terezin conference. She expressed the need to collect the stories that are still untold and need to be heard from the holocaust survivors. Furthermore, ”even though many of the narratives have been conveyed, there is much to cover”. She noted.

The government of Israel approved the worldwide operation of reaching out to the survivors of the Holocaust from all over the world and those who live in Israel. During this operation, all the testimonies and real-life experiences of the people of holocaust survivors will be documented and recorded.

Meirav Cohen met with ‘Claudia Roth’, the Minister of Culture of Germany. Both nations agreed to carry out the international operation. In this agreement, they also decided that the documented content would be made accessible in the education system and books of the other participating nations, including Germany and the Czech Republic.

The sanctioned decision of the government will assist the survivors in different ways, along with providing them with allowances of one billion shekels. The officials considered that the people affected by the Holocaust defined it as the event which attempted the destruction of the Jews Nazi Germany and its allies before and during world war II.

The Minister of Social Equality, Meirav Cohen, said that ”the purpose of collecting the testimonies and stories of the Holocaust survivors from around the world is to make it available and accessible to the younger generations”. The formalized decision was made to convey the life hurdles and journeys of the survivors by which the younger generations could connect with them at a deeper level.

 

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