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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Ukraine Nazi Labor




KIEV -- A group representing Ukrainian victims of Nazi slave labor policies called on Germany to speed up distribution of a compensation package, saying many elderly survivors will die before seeing the money.


Germany's parliament, the Bundestag, still must approve the 10-billion-mark ($5.5 billion) package, which includes public and private funds. Victims-rights groups and German negotiators reached agreement on dividing up the funds last week, but a precise timeline was not included in the deal.


Ukraine, which currently has 610,000 elderly survivors, will receive 1.724 billion marks ($948.2 million).