Read more @: France to compensate American Holocaust survivorsFrance 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.
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.