Thursday, May 19, 2005

North African survivors to get Shoah restitution

Jews who were incarcerated for at least six months in certain labor camps in Hungary, Tunisia, Morocco, and Algeria during World War II are now eligible to receive pension payments, the German government decided on 18 May, Haaretz reports.

"The Nazi-allied Vichy French regime established about 30 labor camps in Morocco and Algeria in 1941 and 1942, according to records held by Yad Vashem in Jerusalem. Some 4,000 people were held in these camps before they were liberated by American troops.

Germany occupied Tunisia in November 1942 and held it for six months. During that time period, thousands of local Jews were held in 32 camps. Germany has already recognized Jews held in Libyan camps as Holocaust survivors. Article here

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