$47 Million Compensation for Jewish Holocaust Survivors Approved in Lithuania

Chancellor Deividas Matulionis, chief of staff for Lithuanian Prime Minister Andrius Kubilius, has agreed to a $47 million lump sum transfer to the Jewish Lithuanian community as compensation for property lost during the Holocaust. This amount is due in 2014.

Faina Kukliansky, vice president of Lithuania’s Jewish community, explained that they are currently working to locate all of the Lithuanian Holocaust survivors and victims of Nazi persecution. The Lithuanian Jewish community plans on using the $47 million compensation to pay the victims of Nazi crimes yearly stipends.

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