Rep. Deutch Statement on Announcement of New Funding for Holocaust Survivors
(Washington) In response to today's announcement that the German Government will increase its financial commitment to providing for the needs of Holocaust Survivors, Congressman Ted Deutch (FL-21) released the following statement:
"No amount of money can ever fully compensate Holocaust survivors for their immense and overwhelming suffering. For years, arbitrary caps on home care have kept Survivors from getting the care they need. By removing these caps, thousands of Survivors will receive the care necessary to be able to age with dignity in their homes. The dramatic increase in funding will make a genuine difference in the lives of many men and women suffering with serious health needs due to their treatment at the hands of the Nazis. Let's remember that we are running out of time to get Survivors the care they desperately need. My colleagues and I in Congress will continue working until all Survivors’ needs are met in full."
Congressman Ted Deutch (FL-21), together with Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL-27) co-introduced House Concurrent Resolution 129 that calls on the German Government to satisfy its moral obligation to Holocaust survivors and provide for their needs in full. The resolution passed the House of Representatives unanimously on June 7, 2016.