With great interest, I read an article by Stewart Ain, “Survivors Heirs Now Cleared For SSI Payments” (Jan. 2).
In my capacity as an executive director of Hebrew Educational Society, my colleagues and I work a great deal with Holocaust survivors and their children. A study by the California School of Professional Psychology showed that the adult children of Holocaust survivors obtained significantly higher scores on self-reported measures of psychopathology than control Jewish participants. It is only fair, thanks to Michael and Barbara Urbach Lissner, that now survivors’ heirs could receive SSI payments.
Executive Director, Hebrew Educational Society Manhattan