Germany to Pay $31 Million to Victims of Nazism in the Netherlands
Menu JTA Search

Germany to Pay $31 Million to Victims of Nazism in the Netherlands

Download PDF for this date

The West German Government will pay 125,000,000 marks ($31,250,000) for indemnification for the victims of the Nazi occupation of Holland, it was announced here today. Payment will be made after ratification of a Dutch-West German treaty.

Jewish communities and Jewish welfare organizations protested strongly against announced plans of the Dutch Government to distribute the money to Dutch Jewish victims or their survivors and to members of the resistance movement. The Jewish groups argued that all of the money should be distributed to the Jewish survivors and relatives.

Founding Funders

The digitization of the JTA Archive would not have been possible without the generous support of the following donors:
  • The Gottesman Fund
  • Righteous Persons Foundation
  • Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner, in honor of Norma Spungen
  • George S. Blumenthal
  • Grace and Scott Offen Charitable Fund