Holocaust survivors ask Germany for more

From correspondents in Jerusalem

November 15, 2007 08:19pm
Article from: Agence France-Presse

THE head of an association which oversees Holocaust survivors’ organisations in Israel on today welcomed Germany’s announcement that it was willing to discuss increased reparations.

“We are very happy with Berlin’s attitude which shows continued German concern for the fate of victims of the Nazi regime,” Noah Flug, himself a Holocaust survivor, said.

Yesterday German government spokesman Thomas Steg said Berlin was willing to discuss calls by Israeli Pensioners’ Minister Rafi Eitan for increased Holocaust reparations, although no formal request has yet been made.

“There has been a continuous policy over the past decades that all German governments have always been prepared to hold negotiations,” Mr Steg said.

Mr Flug also said that on Monday he will meet Germany’s Finance Minister Peer Steinbruck during his upcoming visit to Israel.