Germany compensates 25,000 Algerian Jews

Germany compensates 25,000 Algerian Jews

World February 5, 2018 10:15

tel aviv - Germany wants to compensate for the first time a large group of Holocaust survivors from Algeria. It is estimated that 25,000 Algerian Jews, most of whom live in France. Approximately 3900 of those affected live in Israel. The Algerian Jews would receive a one-time payment of 2556 euros.

This is the result of negotiations of the so-called Claims Conference with the German government. The conference, which was founded in 1951, is the umbrella organization of Jewish organizations, which campaigns for reparations for the survivors of the Holocaust or their heirs.

Compensation received Jews who lived in Algeria between July 1940 and November 1942 and, according to the declaration, suffered from the Nazi persecution. 'This is a long-awaited recognition for a large group of Jews in Algeria, who suffered anti-Jewish measures from the Nazi allies such as the Vichy regime,' said Greg Schneider, vice president of the Claims Conference.

This group faced, among other things, restrictions on education, politics and work. They were deprived of French citizenship and 'isolated because they were Jews. '

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