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  4/29/2013, Iyar 19, 5773

Dichter Stresses Dignity Now for Holocaust Survivors

Chairman Avi Dichter of the Welfare Fund for Holocaust Survivors asked, Monday, how can the survivors be given dignity while they are still alive. Engaging in a Hebrew word play during a hearing of the Knesset Labor, Welfare and Health Committee on improving conditions for the survivors, he said "There will come a time when the matter will die instead of being solved. In ten years we will have a small number of Holocaust survivors to take care of."

Dichter concluded with another play on words that "If we don't act on the matter of [compensation for] Holocaust survivors, we won't be able to compensate ourselves," which could also be translated, "We won't be able to speak for ourselves."