Avi Dichter, the incoming chairman of the Holocaust Survivors' Welfare Fund, said, Monday, that he will work to grant Holocaust survivors the last dignity due them. Interviewed by Channel 2 Television, the former minister said, "We must protect the people who survived the inferno as much as possible, we must leave them with reasonable capabilities."
Dichter added, "The fund takes care of about 60 thousand survivors, but given that 50 thousand out of 200 thousand Holocaust survivors living in Israel are defined as poor, it's a figure that you cannot live with. Upon taking office I know my dealing with this issue will be of utmost importance. My goal in the fund is similar to the statement 'Remember and don't forget a thing', We must remember and not forget or neglecting anyone, Heaven forbid."