Germany to Pay $26,000,000 Compensation to Nazi Victims in Greece

Foreign Minister Averoff today announced that the West German Government agreed to pay 115,000,000 marks–about 26 million dollars–in material compensation to Greek victims of Nazi persecutions.

Most of the Nazi victims in Greece were Jews. Very few survivors remained of the tens of thousands of Jews who had been deported by the Nazis from Salonica to extermination camps in Germany. However, there are still about 6,000 Jews today in Greece and they are organized in 17 local Jewish communities. There are also about 2,500 Greek Jews in Israel who came there since the establishment of the Jewish State.

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