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October 12, 2005
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The United States released an apology for its role in the Hungarian “Gold Train” affair. In 1945, U.S. troops confiscated a train full of Hungarian Jewish property looted by the Nazis. No serious attempt ever was made to return the property to its rightful owners, and this year the U.S. government settled a class-action lawsuit by paying $25 million, most of it to Hungarian Holocaust survivors in need, and by pledging an apology.

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