Blue Card

The Claire Friedlander Family Foundation is proud to support The Blue Card, whose mission is to provide direct financial assistance, with dignity and respect, to needy Holocaust survivors. The Blue Card assists over 2,400 Holocaust survivors annually.  As this population ages, they are plagued with the consequences of surviving the most devastating conditions imaginable, including poor nutrition and no medical care.

Since these survivors came to the US after World War II, many worked in menial jobs that offered little to no pensions. Social security and Medicaid are unable to meet the financial needs of this most vulnerable population. Most of them never received any pensions or payments administered by The Claims Conference. They are frequently desperate for uncovered expenses such as dental care, hearing aids, and transportation to doctors. After all they have suffered, these men and women should not have to choose between paying for food or paying for medicine. Dignity was forcibly taken from them during the Holocaust, and The Blue Card ensures that its clients don’t lose their dignity again, in their last years.


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