“The German government on Wednesday agreed to pay $664 million in aid to victims of the Holocaust as they deal with the economic hardships of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Claims Conference, an organization that negotiates such payouts from the German government to survivors, said talks will result in “significant” increases in compensation.
About 240,000 survivors of the Holocaust living around the world will receive the payments over the next two years. Most live in Israel, North America, the former Soviet Union and Western Europe.
‘These increased benefits achieved by the hard work of our negotiation’s delegation during these unprecedented times, will help our efforts to ensure dignity and stability in survivors’ final years,’ said Gideon Taylor, president of the Claims Conference.”