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Biden: Administration helping Holocaust survivors, particularly those living in poverty
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Wednesday, December 11, 2013 4:56 PM EST
The Obama administration is working to help Holocaust survivors in the United States, many of them living in poverty, by coordinating assistance, working with aid groups and using diplomatic means to help recover property confiscated during the Nazi era.
Biden said a "special envoy" to the Health and Human Services Department will help nonprofit groups provide survivors with needed services, as will AmeriCorps and VISTA volunteers.
He said the administration will work with the World Jewish Restitution Organizations to help resolve property claims, especially in Eastern and Central Europe.