How much holocaust reparations has Germany paid to how many survivors?

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How much holocaust reparations has Germany paid to how many survivors?

Postby Aaron Richards » Sat Dec 02, 2017 3:06 pm

The reason I'm making this thread is because my knowledge on this topic is (as of yet) minimal, as I only concern myself with what happened during WW2 rather than politics later. But I'm getting different figures. To begin with, the Luxemburger Abkommen:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reparatio ... st_Germany

...states that between 1953 and 1966, Germany paid 3 billion Marks to Israel.

Which, using the average 4.15 Marks to a dollar exchange rate during the late 50s as a mean, see http://www.history.ucsb.edu/faculty/mar ... htm#tables

This translates to 722,891,566 US dollars, essentially less than 1 billion US dollars.

Now the question is what happened later?

Here are some newspaper sources stating Germany has paid 89 billion US dollars total in holocaust reparation money:

https://www.timesofisrael.com/germany-i ... survivors/
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/18/world ... ctims.html

Did I miss the relevant article on wiki where the total is presented? If so, kindly link me to it.

Deniers have been using overblown figures (as usual) speaking about trillions of dollars, or millions of survivors getting paid, all lies obviously, but I'd like some clarification, thanks.
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Re: How much holocaust reparations has Germany paid to how many survivors?

Postby Statistical Mechanic » Sat Dec 02, 2017 3:58 pm

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Postby Jeffk 1970 » Sun Dec 03, 2017 1:23 am

When my son had his barmitzvah, and his wedding, there was no family whatsoever -that’s the way the second and third generation feel the Holocaust, they miss their family. My son hasn’t experienced a family life –having uncles, aunts, grandmothers, grandfathers. There is just that hole.
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Re: How much holocaust reparations has Germany paid to how many survivors?

Postby Jeffk 1970 » Sun Dec 03, 2017 1:27 am

There’s a link in there to AHF where Roberto discusses this.
When my son had his barmitzvah, and his wedding, there was no family whatsoever -that’s the way the second and third generation feel the Holocaust, they miss their family. My son hasn’t experienced a family life –having uncles, aunts, grandmothers, grandfathers. There is just that hole.
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