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June 13, 2001
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The parent company of a firm building the new $56 million World War II memorial in Washington once used Jewish slave labor. The German company Philipp Holzmann, which owns the U.S. firm contracted to honor Americans killed in the war, contributed to a $5 billion German fund to compensate slave and forced laborers. “It’s a somewhat disturbing irony that the contract goes to a company with Nazi ties,” the New York Post quoted Sen. George Allen of Virginia as saying.

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