Germany will start to issue pensions to Jews who survived the Siege of Leningrad during WWII and prosecution by Nazis in the territory of France and Romania.
According to the information of the Claims Conference, the pension will be allocated to about 6,500 persons.
“The new funds are targeted toward about 4,500 Jews who survived the Leningrad siege during World War II, about 800 who lived mostly in hiding in France during the Nazi’s terror reign, and some 1,200 Jewish survivors from Romania,” Associated Press reported.
All of them will start to receive a lifelong monthly pension in the sum of 375 euros ($435) since July post factum.
Some pensioners already received one-time payments in the past but they will also receive the new payment.
Since 1952, Germany has paid about $90 billion to people for suffering and losses after the prosecution by Nazis. In 2021, the Claims Conference will allocate about $625 million of direct compensation to over 260,000 survived persons in 83 countries and will allocate about $640 million in the form of grants to over 300 social services all over the world that provide aid to people, who survived the Holocaust.
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