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Compensation deal agreed for Roma victims of holocaust
08-08-2016 - Chris Johnstone

Czech Roma who survived the holocaust during WWII will be entitled to a payment of 2500 euros according to the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs. A spokeswoman for the ministry said that the payment would affect between 10 and 15 people. The payment follows long negotiations between the foreign ministries of the Czech Republic and Germany and has been welcomed by the Czech committee for the compensation of Roma holocaust victims. Roma were subject to persecution by the Nazi regime occupying Bohemia and Moravia. Around 5,000 were taken to concentration camps and forced to work in camps in Bohemia and Moravia. Only around 580 survived the camps and returned home after the war

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