World War II Compensation Ghetto Laborers Still Waiting for German Pensions

Germany approved the requisite legislation back in 2002, but many of those who worked in Jewish ghettos during World War II are still waiting for their pensions. Indeed, up to 90 percent of applicants have been rejected. Now, though, a new reading of the law could break the logjam, and cost Berlin up to 2 billion euros.
Children in the Lodz ghetto during World War II.

Children in the Lodz ghetto during World War II.

Foto: obs/ Jüdisches Museum Frankfurt
Translated from the German by Paul Cohen
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