Germany agrees to pay pensions to 66,000 Holocaust victims from around the world
By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 11:59 AM on 6th December 2011
Germany has agreed to pay pensions to about 16,000 additional Holocaust victims from around the world after a year of tough negotiations.
The survivors who will benefit are mostly those who were once starving children in Nazi ghettos or forced to live in hiding for fear of death.
The agreement was made between the New York-based Claims Conference and the German government.
Support: Germany has agreed to pay pensions to about 16,000 additional Holocaust victims from around the world. This photo shows a group of Jews being escorted from the Warsaw Ghetto by German soldiers in 1943
Greg Schneider, the conference's executive vice president said it was 'not about money - it's about Germany's acknowledgement of these people's suffering'.
He added: 'They're finally getting recognition of the horrors they endured as children.'
Of the new beneficiaries, 5,000 live in the U.S.
But part of the agreement does not immediately cover survivors who were young Jewish children born in 1938 or later.
'We will continue to press for greater liberalisations to ensure that no Holocaust survivor is deprived of the recognition that each deserves,' Stuart Eizenstat, special negotiator for the conference, said.
'That's why we continue to negotiate.'
Evil: The survivors who will benefit are mostly those who were once starving children in Nazi ghettos or forced to live in hiding for fear of death due to the horrific policies of Adolf Hitler
Germany will now pay reparation pensions to a total of 66,000 people who survived Nazi death camps and ghettos, or had to hide or live under a false identity.
Mr Schneider said the humanitarian deal was reached because of a broadening of the criteria for payment to Holocaust survivors.
Under the new rules, from January 1, any Jew who spent at least 12 months in a ghetto, in hiding or living under a false identity, is eligible for a monthly pension of 300 euro (£256) a month.
For countries in the former Soviet bloc, that amount is 260 euro (£222).
Until now, the minimum time requirement for living under such duress was 18 months.
Julius Berman, chairman of the Claims Conference, which provides services and reparations to victims of the Holocaust around the world, said conference officials 'have long emphasised to the German government that they cannot quantify the suffering of a Holocaust survivor who lived in the hell of a ghetto'.[Ron: Ghettos are a Jewish invention. Historically Jews and especially Khazar Jews, have been exclusivist and preferred to live seperately in what are commonly called "ghettos".].
The Germans established more than 1,000 ghettos for Jews while the Nazi leadership in Berlin deliberated the Final Solution - a plan to murder all European Jews. [Ron: This is a racist lie and calumny which is totally unsupported by historical, legal or forensic evidence.].
Some ghettos existed for only a few days, [Ron: WTF?! How can a ghetto be said to exist for a few days?!]. others for months or years, before residents were either shot in mass graves or deported to death camps. [Ron: This is a vicious, racist BLOOD LIBEL! WHY is it not a hate crime to publish such unsupportable racist lies?].
More than 400,000 lived in Poland's Warsaw ghetto, and hundreds of thousands of others were squeezed into similar enclaves in eastern European cities like Vilnius, Lodz, Minsk and Odessa - starved and often battling deadly illnesses while forced to work. [Ron: Everyone has to work in war time and most gentiles work in peace time as well. Food shortages were due to Allied bombing NOT German actions and many millions of Germans actually DID starve to death at the end of WWII and the years immediately thereafter.
The attempted genocide of the German nation during and after WWII was NOT an accident. Jews in the US and elsewhere planned it and agitated for it. And infamous Jews like Churchill,Roosevelt, Eisenhower, Morgenthau, Baruck and Stalin carried it out. Those Jews who are not robots have an enormous karmic price to pay for the treatment of the German nation meted out by their "tribe" largely for profit. A substantial record of the Jews' inhumanity towards Germans is:'GRUESOME HARVEST The Costly Attempt To Exterminate The People of Germany' See: http://abundanthope.net/pages/Political_Information_43/GRUESOME-HARVEST-The-Costly-Attempt-To-Exterminate-The-People-of-Germany.shtml. ].
Agreement: Germany will now pay reparation pensions to a total of 66,000 people [Ron: This reference exclusively refers to Jews. Tens of millions of Germans and other non-Jews suffered atrocious living conditions and, in addition to millions of Germans killed by bombing in cities like Dresden, Berlin and Hamburg, some 13 million Germans died of starvation, disease and murderous treatment by Allied and Soviet military forces AFTER WWII. WHY are the German survivors of these horrors meted out by Jews like Churchill, Eisenhower, Roosevelt and Stalin not given "special" compensation and pensions by the perpetrators of that despicable treatment?] who survived Nazi death camps [Ron: There were NO death camps. They were work camps for people who were INTERNED because they represented a security risk in war time. See eg
OFFICIAL RECORDS FROM INTERNATIONAL RED CROSS PROVE "HOLOCAUST" WAS A FRAUD – Repost. See: http://just-another-inside-job.blogspot.com/2007/06/official-records-from-international-red.html
World Jewry declared war on Germany in 1933. The US interned citizens of Japanese decent in WWII. There was no difference save that many Jews interned in German work camps were NOT German citizens.] ghettos, or had to hide or live under a false identity. Pictured is German Chancellor Angela Merkel
Germany also has agreed to offer pensions to those who are 75 or older and spent three months in ghettos like the one operated in Budapest, Hungary, from November 1944 to January 1945.[Ron: WHY is such SPECIAL treatment afforded to Jews and not others?].
That provision is expected to affect about 4,500 survivors next year and 3,500 more once they are 75.
New Yorkers Otto Herman, 81, and his sister Erzsebet Benedek, 78, were forced into the Budapest ghetto in October 1944, when he was 14 and she was 11.
They were freed when the Russian army arrived in January 1945, but they lost most of their family during the war. [Ron: World jewry declared war on Germany in 1933 and Britain and France declared war on Germany in 1939 - not the other way round. Germany did NOT start WWII. See eg. England Instigated World War Two: http://abundanthope.net/pages/Political_Information_43/England-Instigated-World-War-Two.shtml And: The Hitler Speech They Don't Want You To Hear (and the references therein). See: http://abundanthope.net/pages/Political_Information_43/The-Hitler-Speech-They-Don-t-Want-You-To-Hear.shtml
The siblings, who now live in neighbouring apartments in Brooklyn's Williamsburg area, said the pensions would help them financially, but could not compensate for their harrowing wartime experiences. [Ron: Really? 66 years after WWII and counting, these Jews feel sooo "harrowed" by their war time experiences that being paid a pension by Germans, most of whom were not even born before the end of WWII and whose ancestors didn't cause WWII, won't "compensate" them for those experiences! They should be so lucky! Twenty million Germans were killed - most of them criminally murdered - during and immediately after WWII and those who survived didn't get "compensation"; they got the FKN racist Holocaust Blood Libel around their necks forever. Gives us a break!!! Anyone who survived 66 years after WWII cannot have been too traumatised and even if they were, some 200 million Germans, Russians, Poles and others were at least equally traumatised. Not to mention the tens of millions of, mainly Germans, Russians and Poles who died.].
'It is not enough,' Mr Herman said. 'I will never forget ... Sometimes I don't want to speak because of the memory.' [Ron: Well, his attitude is "unspeakable"!].
To reach the new accord, Mr Schneider travelled to Berlin each month.
'It was not easy to negotiate this - it took a year of hard-fought negotiations with the Germans, with many meetings and lots of documentation,' he said.
There has so far been no response from Germany's Ministry of Finance which provides the funding.
In all, the Claims Conference - formally called the Conference on Jewish Material Claims against Germany - estimates that the changes will result in an additional £416 million in payments to survivors.
There is no deadline to apply for the pensions. Forms may be obtained through the conference website and help is also available by phone.
Meanwhile, in another new development announced this week, anyone who worked in the German-run ghettos during the Second World War may now receive a one-off payment of 2,000 euro (£1,710) from the German government. [Ron: Does this payment extend to Germans or only to "special" people?].
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