Germany Pays Compensation to Women in Poland Mutilated by Nazis
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Germany Pays Compensation to Women in Poland Mutilated by Nazis

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Seventy-three women in Poland who were victims of Nazi medical “experiments” at the Ravensbrueck concentration camp, during World War II, will receive sums ranging from $6,250 to $10,000 each from the West German Government, it was announced by the Polish Red Cross today.

The agreement is the first under which the Bonn Government will pay compensation to victims of Nazism living in countries behind the Iron Curtain. The East German Government, which brought a dozen of the Ravensbrueck women back to the concentration camp in 1959 for an anti-Nazi rally, did not participate in the indemnification agreement. It operates no compensation or restitution programs for victims of Nazism.

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