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        5/27/2013, Sivan 18, 5773

      Germany to Compensate Holocaust-era Children


      The government of Germany will recognize a special claim by people who were children at the time of the Holocaust for depriving them of their childhood and the resulting damage. The recognition follows negotiations involving a senior delegation of the German Treasury, representatives of the Claims Conference and heads of the Center of Holocaust-Survivor Organizations.

      The age group comprises those who are now 85 or younger, whose birthdays fell between January of 1928 and May 1945 and lived in countries under the rule of the Nazis or their allies. Approximately 80,000 people meeting those requirements live in Israel.