Direct compensation payments are made from the Central and Eastern European Fund (CEEF). Beginning in January 2022, CEEF payments increased to €600 per month due to Claims Conference negotiations with the German government. The Claims Conference negotiates on an ongoing basis with the German government to include additional Nazi victims in compensation programs, increase payments, and provide increased funds for social services.
The Hasadim providing services to Holocaust survivors in Russia are struggling with the high inflation rates that are leading to large increases in the costs of food and medicine. The devaluation of the ruble is causing a deficit and a corresponding rise in prices of all imported goods. The sharp decrease in municipal services to the elderly, such as the abolishment of free transportation programs, has forced Nazi victims to become more dependent on the Hasadim than ever before.
Throughout the vast expanse of Russia, survivors are served by six Hesed institutions and their numerous satellites: Hokma Foundation, St. Petersburg; Jewish Welfare Committee Foundation, Moscow; Kaliningrad Regional Public Foundation, “Hesed Kaliningrad”; the Jewish Charitable Committee of Rostov-on-Don and the Rostov Region; the Jewish Welfare Committee of Krasnoyarsk and Krasnoyarsk Region; and the Jewish Charitable Committee of the Ural Region, Ekaterinburg.
These Hasadim provided home care, food cards, food packages, meals-on-wheels, medicine, medical consultations, emergency assistance, dental care, winter relief and socialization for needy Holocaust survivors.