The Dutch national railway company announced on Tuesday that it will pay compensation to relatives of Jews who were deported to Nazi concentration camps during World War II.
The statement followed talks between Rogervan Boxtel, president of the railroad company Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS), and Salo Muller, who lost his family during the war.
Muller has been campaigning for compensation from NS for Jews who have moved to the Westerbork camp in the northeast of the Netherlands since 2017. Jews sent to the Westerborktransit camp were then sent to the Auschwitz extermination camp in Poland.
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Therefore, the Nederlandse Spoorwegen railway company decided to set up a commission to determine how Spoorwegen can make individual compensation payments for moral reasons.
Like many other Dutch companies, NS continued to serve the Nazi occupiers after the invasion of Germany in 1940, relocating Jewish families to Westerbork for the equivalent of millions of euros, according to the national television channel NOS. kazanwas. The railway company placed its trains at the disposal of the Germans and charged the Germans for it.
Some of the 140.000 Jews living in the Netherlands were sent to Westerbork before being sent to death camps such as Auschwitz, Sobibor and Bergen-Belsen.
Anne Frank, a Jewish teenager known for her diary, was taken to Westerbork in early August 1944 after she was arrested by the Gestapo.
The company officially apologized for his actions during World War II in 2005. However, he has not paid any compensation until now.
Source : I m.timeturk.co