To their credit, the Weinberg Foundation trustees did the research, studied these issues and concluded that on top of all of the Claims Conference contributions and our four year spend-down plan, additional funds are needed for survivors. They asked the Claims Conference to administer the funds and their visionary leadership in providing supplemental funds should be an example to all.
With such a pressing task confronting us, nothing will deter us from our vital mission. The Claims Conference continues to work provide dignity to survivors in their final years and to advocate for their rights as long as necessary.
Julius Berman is chairman of the Claims Conference.