Workers in Nazi Era Ghettos to Be Paid

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The German government agreed Wednesday to pay workers who labored in the country’s Jewish ghettos during the Nazi era about $2,797 each in compensation.

Compensation for ghetto workers, who generally received a small but often negligible wage, was one of the last outstanding claims dating from the Third Reich. Chancellor Angela Merkel had been keen to settle the claims and asked top officials to work together with Israel on the matter.

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