The Times of Israel is congratulating Germany’s “decision” to further increase payouts to Holocaust survivors (emphasis is mine):
“The organization that handles claims on behalf of Jews who suffered under the Nazis says Germany has agreed to pay another 75 million euros ($88 million) to fund social welfare services for Holocaust survivors.
The New York-based Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany said Tuesday the additional money brings total funding next year to 480 million euros ($560 million), to help survivors as they grow older and more frail.
Germany also agreed to increase pensions paid to 55,000 Holocaust survivors in Central and Eastern Europe, and expand eligibility for child survivors.
The Claims Conference announced in February that Jews who lived in Algeria between July 1940 and November 1942 were eligible for a one-time payment of €2,556.46 ($3,183).”
Germany didn’t “agree” to pay this money – they were told that this is how much they were gong to pay – or else.
And the last time we checked, Algeria is not in Europe, nor did it have anything remotely to do with any concentration camps, so it is rather remarkable that Algerian Jews who never set foot in Europe are getting cash payments, too. Soon there will be, no doubt, an announcement that the children and grandchildren of Holocaust survivors will also be eligible for “reparations.”
World War II – the gift that keeps on giving.