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ellisonz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 03:53 AM
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16,000 Holocaust victims to get German pensions
Source: AP

By VERENA DOBNIK | AP 5 hrs ago

NEW YORK (AP) After a year of tough negotiations, Germany has agreed to pay pensions to about 16,000 additional Holocaust victims worldwide mostly survivors who were once starving children in Nazi ghettos, or were forced to live in hiding for fear of death.

The agreement announced Monday between the New York-based Claims Conference and the German government is "not about money it's about Germany's acknowledgment of these people's suffering," said Greg Schneider, the conference's executive vice president.

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However, part of the agreement does not immediately cover survivors who were young Jewish children born in 1938 or later.

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Germany will now pay reparation pensions to a total of 66,000 people who survived Nazi death camps and ghettos, or had to hide or live under false identity.



Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/16-000-holocaust-victims-german-p...



5,000 are in the United States.
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COLGATE4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 07:47 AM
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1. Way too little. Way too late.
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ellisonz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 02:39 PM
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2. Took them long enough...
66 years.
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Old Troop Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 04:50 PM
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3. What amazes me is the people themselves. The youngest is
around 70 or so and the oldest are well into their 90s. After the indescribable privation they endured in their younger years, it's amazing that these hardy souls have lived so long.
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