Sunday, June 8, 2014

News Regarding Holocaust Survivor Benefits

Germany Extends Pensions for Holocaust Survivors - Jewish World - News - Arutz Sheva

The German Parliament unanimously approved a measure extending pension payments for over 40,000 Holocaust survivors Thursday, allowing them retroactive benefits from as far back as 1997.  The Jewish Claims Conference, which helped negotiate the deal with the government, praised the deal as a “long-delayed measure of justice” to former laborers in German ghettos.  According to the Conference, the survivors are entitled to German Social Security for Work in Ghettos, for laboring "voluntarily" and for having received some form of remuneration during their time in Nazi-era ghettos.

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