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    France to compensate American Holocaust survivors

    France has agreed to pay reparations to American Holocaust survivors who were deported to Nazi death camps in French trains, following a year of negotiations with the Obama administration.The agreement, a bilateral accord with the U.S. government to be signed Monday, includes a $60 million lump sum payment that will be distributed to eligible survivors, their spouses and, if applicable, their heirs.
    Stuart Eizenstat, the State Department’s special adviser for Holocaust issues who negotiated the agreement, said that it was uncertain how many would apply for the compensation. But based on estimates and amounts paid in existing French government programs, survivors “could receive payment well over $100,000,” with “tens of thousands of dollars” for spouses of those who died in the camps or since World War II.
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    Bout damn time. I have no idea why there would be a loophole for US citizens that deserve compensation from French comepensation programs. Damn time it took so long, but glad it finally came.


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    Re: France to compensate American Holocaust survivors

    The French should compensate the world for having been a bunch of pussies during WWII
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    Re: France to compensate American Holocaust survivors

    Quote Originally Posted by Luftwaffe View Post
    The French should compensate the world for having been a bunch of pussies during WWII
    Some of the most fierce anti-nazi resistance groups came from France. But im glad the anti-French sentiment is still alive in the US


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    Re: France to compensate American Holocaust survivors

    Quote Originally Posted by Luftwaffe View Post
    The French should compensate the world for having been a bunch of pussies during WWII
    Wow...Even in the year 2014, soon-to-be 2015, people still say this ****?
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    Re: France to compensate American Holocaust survivors

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Some of the most fierce anti-nazi resistance groups came from France. But im glad the anti-French sentiment is still alive in the US
    If it weren't for the help of the Brits and us the French would have been subdued permanently.
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    Re: France to compensate American Holocaust survivors

    Quote Originally Posted by Luftwaffe View Post
    If it weren't for the help of the Brits and us the French would have been subdued permanently.
    ****ing French! Those goddamn pussies! 'MURICA BONER INITIATED!


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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    ****ing French! Those goddamn pussies! 'MURICA BONER INITIATED!
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    Re: France to compensate American Holocaust survivors

    This is no great altruism, they say they needed to pay this because the US wouldn't allow them to get some contracts today. There has to be more details than that they were just riding on French trains. Were the trains being driven by French railroadmen or Germans?

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    Re: France to compensate American Holocaust survivors

    I think this is meaningless in the grand scheme of things. Though I am glad that the Obama administration negotiated these payments, it doesn't make up for the fact that it was the French government that allowed this to happen. I fully understand that Vichy France is long gone, however, the country has never apologized to what it did and this is a pretty empty gesture. The Holocaust survivors don't want money. They want the French people to acknowledge what was done. Where were the war tribunals hunting the enforcers of Vichy France? Why are the French depicted as surrender monkeys when the French public generally supported the pro-Axis measures of Vichy France? Answering these questions has far more relevance than payments made out to people who are, at the youngest, 70-80 years old.
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    Re: France to compensate American Holocaust survivors

    This was for business not for altruistic reasons.

    Someone wants a train in maryland.
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