This Day in Jewish History 1999: Deal Made to Pay Back Nazis’ Slave Laborers

More than 3,100 German firms that had taken advantage of forced labor during World War II pledged a total of some $2.4 billion, with the balance of $3.75 billion to come from the German government.

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On December 15, 1999, the United States and Germany announced that they had reached agreement on the principles of a deal for the providing of compensation to surviving forced and slave laborers from the...