In first, Luxembourg offers $1.2 million in symbolic compensation to noncitizen Holocaust victims

(JTA) — The government of Luxembourg, which for decades has avoided paying Holocaust restitution to most of its survivors for property they lost, has agreed to pay $1.2 million in symbolic compensation.

On Wednesday, International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the grand duchy signed an agreement with the World Jewish Restitution Organization and the local Jewish community that will “provide one million Euros as a symbolic acknowledgement of support to Holocaust survivors from Luxembourg,” the restitution group said in a statement.

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