Search JTA's historical archive dating back to 1923

Test Case Planned Against German Firms Which Used Slave Labor

April 6, 1966
See Original Daily Bulletin From This Date

The International Camp Committee announced plans today for a test case against several German firms which used slave labor during the Nazi era but which have refused to consider any claims of the survivors for compensation.

The committee, made up of Nazi concentration camp survivors, said it planned to institute legal proceedings against Krupp, Siemens, AGE and Telefunken, now among the leading West German industrial companies. The target firms have refused all approaches on the issue.

(American Jewish groups have protested to the Defense Department against a $75,000,000 contract for guns now under consideration for Rheinmetall Company, one of the West German firms which has rebuffed all requests for compensation for slave laborers used during World War II.)

Recommended from JTA