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France, U.S. reach accord on Holocaust reparations

France, U.S. reach accord on Holocaust reparations

France and the United States have reached a $60 million agreement under which Holocaust victims who were transported to Germany by the French national railway will receive reparations, defusing a long-running dispute in Annapolis. The State Department announced the agreement Friday. It said the agreement, which will be signed Monday, will benefit several thousand U.S. citizens as well as nationals of other countries who were deported from France. A French Embassy spokesman confirmed that his country has agreed to compensate those who were deported to Nazi death camps in the 1940s, as well as their survivors. An estimated 76,000 Jews and other "undesirables" were sent to Germany...

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