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Germany extends benefits to more Nazi victims

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Germany and the Jewish Claims Conference signed a new groundbreaking accord Thursday to help elderly Holocaust survivors who had never received compensation, most of them living in eastern Europe. 

A picture of inmates behind barbed wire at the Auschwitz concentration camp, taken in 1945 when the Nazi death camp in Poland was liberated. Germany and the Jewish Claims Conference signed a new groundbreaking accord Thursday to help elderly Holocaust survivors who had never received compensation, most of them living in eastern Europe.

Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble and JCC chief Julius Berman attended a ceremony marking the 60th anniversary of the Luxembourg Agreement under which West Germany assumed responsibility for the Nazis' crimes and paid reparations.

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