Germany pays millions to neo-Nazi victims


(JTA) — The German government has paid some $2.6 million to victims of neo-Nazi violence since 2007.

The compensation, issued to hundreds of victims, includes more than $1.2 million to victims of the National Socialist Underground cell discovered in 2011.

The payments were first reported on Sunday by the German news weekly Focus, according to the French news agency AFP.

According to Focus, Germany paid compensation for victims including 10 people, most of them Turkish, killed by the National Socialist Underground between 2000 and 2007, as well as victims of the Mumbai terror attacks in 2008 and a 2011 attack on a Moscow airport.

German leaders had vowed to compensate the families of the victims of the National Socialist Underground when the group was uncovered in 2011.

Of the monies paid out, some $528,000 reportedly was recouped from those who committed the violent acts.

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