06 Dec '11, 1am

16,000 Holocaust victims to get pensions from German government

16,000 Holocaust victims to get pensions from German government

In this April 19, 1943 file photo, a group of Jews are escorted from the Warsaw Ghetto by German soldiers. After a year of tough negotiations, Germany agreed Monday, Dec 5, 2011, to pay pensions to about 16,000 Holocaust victims worldwide who survived wartime ghettos or were forced to hide from Nazi persecution. -- PHOTO: AP NEW YORK (AP) - Germany agreed after a year of tough negotiations 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 on 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 Mr Greg Schneider, the conference's executive vice-president. 'They're finally getting recognition of t...

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