Israeli red tape plagues ailing Holocaust survivor

It was the sort of news that Laura Derfler had prayed would come. Throughout the past 20 years she’d usually heard the word “no,” and finally they were willing to recognize her, acknowledge that she was a Holocaust survivor and had rights to compensation. After all, at age 83, Laura needed every bit of help she could get.

Though the cancer found in her body two years earlier had been contained, she was still undergoing quite a few treatments. Her husband Alfred, a Holocaust survivor, was also not in great health, to say the least.


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