Monthly German reparation to 65,800 victims of the Holocaust worldwide were increased by 8 percent June 1, according to the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
The organization said the increase was negotiated last week with the German government during an annual review of compensation payments. It said payments to survivors under the Article 2 Fund were increased to $453.87 from $421.12, and payments under the Central and European Fund to survivors living in Europe jumped from $311.94 to $336.90. For those living in non-European countries, it increased to $277.63 from $257.35.
The Claims Conference said also that Germany has agreed to provide pensions from the Article 2 Fund to certain survivors who were citizens of Western European countries at the time of their persecution, who were in concentration camps or ghettos, or who lost a family member and received payments from a German government source.
In all, the Claims Conference said it had secured from Germany an additional $320 million for programs for survivors over the next decade.