Thousands of US, foreign Holocaust deportees to get compensation

December 5, 2014 4:38 PM

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Thousands of US, foreign Holocaust deportees to get compensation

Aug. 20, 2001 - FILE photo of French Holocaust survivors gathering at the site of the former Drancy detention camp, north of Paris. From Aug. 20, 1941 until the end of World War II, more than 70,000 Jewish men, women and children passed through Drancy on their way to Nazi extermination camps, particularly Auschwitz. The wagon is part of the memorial site. Hundreds of Americans and others deported by France's state rail company SNCF during the Nazi occupation will be entitled to compensation under a new U.S.-French agreement.

PARIS – Thousands of Holocaust survivors and family members in the United States and elsewhere will be entitled to compensation from a $60 million French-U.S. fund announced Friday, as reparations to those deported by France's state rail company SNCF during the Nazi occupation.

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