First-time payments targeting Jews who endured Nazi siege of Leningrad, hid in France, persecuted in Romania

Germany has agreed to extend pension payments to cover nearly 6,500 Holocaust survivors who endured the Nazi siege of Leningrad as well as those who hid in France and were persecuted in Romania, the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany announced on Wednesday.

The new funds will be distributed on a lifetime monthly basis retroactively from July. Those who are eligible will receive 375 euros ($435) a month. 

"We are thrilled to be able to expand the criteria for survivors again this year, including the first-time pensions for nearly 6,500 survivors," Gideon Taylor, president of the Claims Conference, said in the statement.... Read More: i24