Some 8,400 Holocaust survivors who lived through forced labor in the ghettos established by the Third Reich have received compensation from the German government recently, and 22,000 will be paid similar dues, Yedioth Ahronoth reported Monday.The German Labor and Social Affairs Ministry will compensate the survivors or, if they have passed away, their family members, with a total sum of half a billion dollars.Additional survivors were invited to file a claim, even if they were children while working under forced labor laws. However, the compensation applies only to those who labored in ghettos under the direct sovereignty of the Third Reich, and not its allies.The German government approved the ’Ghetto Pension Law’ in 2002, stipulating that survivors who worked in ghettos under Nazi occupation are eligible for a monthly stipend and retroactive payments from 1997.