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Red Cross Reports German Payments to Victims of Nazi ‘medical Experiments’

January 23, 1967
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Payments totaling 17,500,000 marks ($4,400,000) have been made by West Germany to 552 victims of Nazi “medical experiments” in occupied Poland and Hungary, it was reported here today. Many of the victims were Jewish concentration camp inmates.

Payments are made through the International Committee of the Red Cross, which set up in 1961 a commission of neutral experts to examine claims of such victims. The figures were disclosed at the latest meeting of the commission here, under the chairmanship of William Lenoir, a member of the Geneva courts. Claims by 36 Hungarians were submitted today to the commission, in cooperation with the Hungarian Red Cross. The commission accepted 34 of the claims, rejecting only two.

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