express.co.uk The German parliament has approved plans to extend pension payments for around 40,000 elderly Jewish people who were used as labourers during the Second World War. Their ordeal involved slaving away in the Nazi camps in exchange for food or minuscule wages. The payout means all people qualifying for the pensions can have it backdated to 1997 and the compensation would average just under £6,900 for each person. The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany helped organise the deal. Greg Schneider, an official from the group, said the news "brings a long-delayed measure of justice to elderly survivors of ghettos." to read more: express.co.uk
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