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NS-time : Survivors of the children's transports to be compensated

80 years after the first Kindertransport of Jewish minors to secure foreign countries, Survivors receive a one-time symbolic compensation of 2500 euros.

the Federal Finance Ministry and the Jewish Claims Conference (JCC) agreed in intensive talks, as both sides said on Monday. Thus, the "special destiny of these children should be assessed", the had to leave in times of peace, their families - "in many cases, without seeing you ever again," said the Ministry of Finance.

the transports were about 10,000 Jewish children after the Kristallnacht on 9. November 1938 in Germany and of Germany annexed or occupied territories, in safe States. In most cases, the the UK.

"Heart-rending scenes on train

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The Jewish Claims Conference highlighted the often tragic circumstances, often have "heart-wrenching given the end scenes on railway platforms", where the children often from the arms of their parents were torn and they had seen, in almost all cases, never again.

With the symbolic compensation the Survivors received "now a small measure of justice," said Stuart Eizenstat, the chief negotiator for the JCC. Greg Schneider of the JCC, added to a "painful gap had been closed" in the compensation regulations.

the Fund starts on 1. January 2019

The distribution of the funds the JCC. The children's transportation Fund, according to information from the JCC at 1. January start.

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stressed in The Ministry of Finance, Germany "to continue its historical responsibility for Nazi injustice the regime persecuted people". Annual payments of a total of over one billion euros, will therefore continue to be to the Survivors. By the end of 2017 compensation paid for national socialist injustice in the amount of about EUR 75 billion. (AFP)

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