Jewish fund, Germany agree on aid for Nazi victims

BERLIN (AP) – A fund for Jewish victims of Nazi crimes says it has reached an agreement with the German government for Berlin to provide some $1 billion in homecare for victims.

A spokeswoman for the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany said Tuesday that about 56,000 survivors in about 46 different countries will receive financial support under the agreement for a four-year-period from 2014-2017.

Hillary Kessler-Godin, speaking by phone from the fund’s New York office, said the amount of financial aid for each person will depend on individual needs and circumstances.

The agreement was negotiated Thursday in Jerusalem with the German Ministry of Finance, which could not immediately be reached for comment. The fund also provides survivors worldwide with other welfare services such as food, medicine or transportation.

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