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Reparations Set for Students Whose Studies Were Interrupted by Nazis

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A precedent-setting decision by the West German Supreme Court in Karlsruhe last month has opened the way for the payment of reparations to victims of Nazism who were students in Germany during the Nazi era but were unable to complete their doctorates because of persecution. The decision was taken, it was learned today, by the Second Senate of the West German Constitutional Court, which sits in Karlsruhe.

Legal sources here said today that the amount of reparations to be paid under the new court ruling would be “very high.” The court decided that according to the statutes of the reparations law, Jewish and other students forced to interrupt their studies in 1933 are entitled to reparations. Jewish sources here said applicants for reparations should refer to file 2-BVR-493/66 of the Second Senate.

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