Let ’em pay

By Tom Segev

Nobody can calculate accurately how much the Germans paid for their crimes against the Jews: By any account, they paid neither too much nor enough.

Most of the money was paid before the euro was introduced. If 60 million Germans for 60 years paid some 12 billion Deutsche mark – it works out that each one paid on average DM 33 per year, or less than one mark a week, between 25 and 50 cents.