Children of Holocaust survivors file class action lawsuit against Germany

[JURIST] A group of children of Holocaust survivors have filed a class action lawsuit against the German government in an Israeli court, seeking German financial contribution to an annual $10 million therapy fund for approximately 15,000 to 20,000 so-called second-generation Holocaust survivors. In the lawsuit Monday, the second-generation survivors argued that Nazi atrocities against their parents is responsible for their psychiatric illnesses.

The Fisher Fund, the nonprofit charity that initiated the lawsuit with approximately 4,000 class members, estimates that four to five percent of the approximately 400,000 Israeli children of Holocaust survivors require therapy. Germany has already paid out over $60 billion in reparations, but those funds are designated for Holocaust survivors and families of the deceased. AP has more.



 

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