Reparations Policy Criticized
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Reparations Policy Criticized

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The West German parliament called on the government Friday to end its practice of rejecting pensions for victims of Nazi persecution who receive some financial aid from the national social security fund.

The four parties represented in the Bundestag were unanimous in criticizing the government’s handling of reparations for certain categories of Nazi victims, branding present practices “bureaucratic and sluggish.”

For example, a 300 million mark fund (now worth $155 million) was established in March 1988 to compensate “hard core” victims, some of them Jews, who had not received adequate reparations.

But up until now, only 1.6 million marks has been paid out.

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