Slovak Jews Say West Offers Model for Wwii Compensation

A Slovak Jewish group reportedly has said compensation for victims of Nazism in Slovakia should be comparable to efforts in the West.

The Slovak Central Union of Jewish Religious Communities “holds the unequivocal view that compensation for the victims of Nazism should be based on individual cases and be comparable to German compensation for Jews living in Western countries,” a Slovak radio station reported.

“The Slovak Jews who survived the horrors of the Holocaust would at the same time welcome the adoption of a law by the National Council (Parliament) in a humanitarian gesture symbolically compensating all the victims of the Nazi persecution,” it was also reported.

Slovakia 1 radio on Aug. 28 reported the statements, which were made by the Jewish organization to TASR, the Slovak news agency.

Relatedly, the issue of compensation was discussed by Jozef Sestak, the Slovak foreign affairs state secretary, during his late August visit to Germany.

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