Belgium to Pay $170m for Nazi-era Looting

12 Mar 2008

The government of Belgium and several Belgian banks had agreed to pay US$170 million to compensate Jews whose property was looted by the Nazi occupation government between the invasion in 1940 and the liberation in 1944. Part of the money will be given to Holocaust survivors directly, while the remainder will be given to a Holocaust aid and remembrance foundation.

For more information, please see this New York Times article.

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1. Anonymous says:
12 Mar 2008 03:35:30 PM

Wow! About as much money as the Yankees spend on having their swimming pools cleaned in a year.
2. Anonymous says:
12 Mar 2008 11:29:53 PM

Why are the Belgians paying this reparation? The looting was perpetrated by Nazi invaders, NOT the Belgians. The Germans should be paying this, and the amount should be at least 10 to 20 times this amount. Shame!

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