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February 3, 2000
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Holocaust-era slave laborers will probably not receive payments until next year, a top German official said. “Even if we put the pressure on, I am not so optimistic as to expect payments before the end of the year,” said German mediator Otto Lambsdorff. His comments came after two days of talks in Washington at which negotiators discussed how to distribute a $5.2 billion compensation fund that German government and industry agreed to late last year.

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