Germany will support Holocaust survivors with 554 million euros

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Under the agreement, some 240,000 victims of the National Socialist regime worldwide can receive € 2,400 in two years.

The survivors of the Nazi Holocaust are to receive additional aid of half a billion euros from the German federal government as a result of the corona crisis. According to the DPA, the agreement was concluded by the Federal Ministry of Finance with the association of Jewish organizations Claims Conference.

Under the agreement, some 240,000 victims of the National Socialist regime worldwide can receive € 2,400 in two years.

“Thus, during the Covid-19 pandemic, Germany claimed its historical responsibility for the persecuted people who suffered from the injustice of the National Socialist regime,” the ministry explained. However, the federal government is aware that the immense suffering experienced by survivors cannot be offset by money. Financial assistance has yet to be approved by parliament.

The survivors of the Nazi concentration and extermination camps are at risk. According to the Ministry of Finance, not only because of their age, but not least because life in the camps brought them serious health problems and the pandemic hit them extremely hard.

Support for home care services and other social services has also been increased. Under the program, the federal government will release € 554 million next year, which is € 30 million more than originally planned.



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