Germany to Pay $11 Million WWII Compensation to Soviet Prisoners

SHAFAQNA – According to Moscow Times reported that ” The German government plans to pay a total of 10 million euros ($11.1 million) in compensation to an estimated 4,000 surviving World War II Soviet prisoners for their suffering at the hands of Nazi Germany, coalition sources said Wednesday. Europe marked the 70th anniversary of the end of the war earlier this month, and the event threw a spotlight on some of the more rarely discussed aspects of the conflict, such as the fate of many millions of prisoners of war. The sources said Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives have agreed with their Social Democrat (SPD) partners to set aside the sum in a supplementary budget, with each survivor due to receive 2,500 euros ($2,780).

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