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During World War II, Nazis made used Jews as laborers in exchange for food or meager wages. Photo: Reuters
During World War II, Nazis made used Jews as laborers in exchange for food or meager wages. Photo: Reuters
 
 

Germany extends Holocaust pensions for Jewish ghetto workers

German parliament votes in favor of paying full benefits to some 40,000 Holocaust survivors forced to work for Nazis.

Associated Press
Published: 06.05.14, 19:25 / Israel Jewish Scene

Germany's Parliament has unanimously approved a measure extending pension payments for thousands of elderly Jews who were forced to work for the Nazis in ghettos.

 

 

The Jewish Claims Conference, which helped negotiate the deal with the government, said the new deal passed Thursday means some 40,000 Holocaust survivors will soon be able to receive benefits back-dated to 1997.

 

That's the year Germany began recognizing work in ghettos as eligible for pension payments. Until now, recipients have only received payments backdated to four years from when they applied.

 

During World War II, the Nazis made widespread use of Jews, primarily non-Germans, in ghettos as laborers in exchange for food or meager wages.

 

The proposal was introduced by Labor Minister Andrea Nahles, who has promised payments would be made "swiftly and efficiently."

 

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