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Care for Holocaust survivors doubled

    The German government is to double funding to help care for elderly Holocaust survivors - but there is no indication of how much the UK will benefit.

    The Claims Conference has secured £93m, double last year's grant, for its Homecare scheme to support Holocaust survivors around the world.

    Gordon Greenfield, director of the Association of Jewish Refugees, said: "We already receive substantial funding for elderly Holocaust survivors, but we don't know how exactly this increase will affect us or how much more we will get in 2011.

    "It may not mean double for Britain. Much will go to Israel, the US and the former Soviet Union. And it may not mean more money per person, but it could mean it will enable us to help more people and the Claims Conference can widen their criteria for who can get help."

    Marion Marston, 85, of Stanmore, lost 22 members of her family in the Holocaust. She came to Britain on the Kindertransport. She struggles to afford any luxuries. "I have four hours' paid homecare a week from the AJR, and the Holocaust Survivors' Centre in Hendon is a lifeline for me. But I would be very happy to have more help."

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