In first, Germany to compensate 25,000 Algerian Jewish Holocaust survivors

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By Stuart Winer.. Living under the French Vichy regime which collaborated with the Nazis, they were persecuted for being Jewish; now they are eligible for a one-time payment of $3,183. The German government has agreed to recognize some 25,000 Jewish Algerians as Holocaust survivors eligible for compensation, and they will be able to apply for a one-time grant later this year, a survivors rights organization announced Monday (January 5, 2018). [Photo top right: Illustrative photo of Algerian Jewish tailors. (Courtesy of JIMENA)].  “This is a long overdue recognition for a large group of Jews in Algeria who suffered anti-Jewish measures by Nazi allies like the Vichy Regime,” said Greg Schneider, executive vice president of the Claims Conference. “The Vichy government subjected these people to restrictions on education, political life, participation in civil society and employment, abolishing French citizenship and singling them out only because they were Jews.”

The French Vichy regime ruled parts of France and the French colonies between 1940 and 1944 and collaborated with the Nazi German occupiers.

Negotiations between the Claims Conference and the German governmentover recognition of the Algerian survivors began in August 2017. Read the full story.

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