Mamburg Legislature Adopts Law Indemnifying Persecutees for Time Spent in Nazi Camps
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Mamburg Legislature Adopts Law Indemnifying Persecutees for Time Spent in Nazi Camps

The Hamburg legislative council has adopted a law indemnifying political, religious and racial persecutees for sufferings endured under the Nazi regime. Hamburg thus became the second German district to adopt such a measure.

Under the legislation, any person who was arrested for racial, religious or political reasons after Jan. 30, 1933, will receive 150 Deutschemarks for each day spent in a jail, ghetto or concentration camp. A similar law is in effect in Westphalia-North Rhine, and one is expected to be ratified by Bavaria, Hesse and Wuerttenberg-Baden, all in the American zone, shortly.