Published: March 12, 2008

The government and banks agreed to pay $170 million to compensate Jews whose property was looted by the Nazi occupying forces during World War II. Under the arrangement, $54 million will be paid to Holocaust survivors while the rest will go to a foundation to help needy families of victims and toward efforts to assure that the Holocaust is remembered. Belgium collaborated with Nazi Germany, and victims’ relatives said the state should look more closely at its role.