Germany Approves State Pensions for Former Ghetto Workers

New law lifts bureaucratic obstacles that for years have prevented tens of thousands of survivors from receiving their due state pensions.

BERLIN − The German government Tuesday approved a bill that would regulate pensions to Holocaust survivors who worked in ghettos during World War II. After the law is passed by the German parliament in the coming months, tens of thousands of survivors who have been unable to take full advantage of their right to such a pension due to a bureaucratic...