Germany To Compensate Holocaust Survivors Who Fled Nazis As Kids, 80 Years Later

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Eighty years later, Germany has said that it will compensate Jewish men and women who survived the Holocaust as children—most of whom lost their parents during the Shoah and years of World War II—according to the Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, which negotiates restitution with the German government.

The country will pay $2,800 each to survivors from among the 10,000 who fled the “Kindertransport,” which sent children from Germany to Great Britain as part of the latter agreeing to admit an unspecified number of Jewish children as refugees, following the November 1938 German pogrom of Kristallnacht, or “Night of the Broken Glass.”

With about 1,000 survivors remaining—approximately half of whom are living in Britain—the reimbursement is touted as a “symbolic recognition of their suffering,” according to Claims Conference negotiator Greg Schneider.

“In almost all the cases, the parents who remained were killed in concentration camps in the Holocaust, and [their children] have [had] tremendous psychological issues,” he told The Associated Press.

As many as 1.5 million children perished in the Holocaust. JNS.ORG

{Matzav.com}

4 COMMENTS

  1. Fix it. The focus dares not.

    Fix us too. Meet odd a never again right. No second holocaust. Reform must end. Who will compensate our ba’al teshuvah for the horrors reform rabbis inflicted by family neglect, public posturing, hate diatribes and forgotten name?

    We are spiritually depraved by adults who refused even honesty to our fathers. They may not be guilty for generations of family who forgot Israel.

    This is the second holocaust. Israel decimated again. Toeivah, intermarriage and lust. Crimes just to make a killing. Dead we are if never a rabbinic touch.

  2. Very generous of them to wait 80 years and then give a payment! That means most children then, in the transport would have to be between 80 and 90 years old today. Sounds more like a slap in the face.

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