Holocaust survivor in pension dispute with Sweden

March 11, 2009 13:56

A court will review a decision by Swedish authorities to confiscate part of a Holocaust survivor's compensation payout from Germany. The dispute centers on €8,000 that 84-year-old Miriam Landau received in 2003 from Germany as a so-called "ghetto pension" for her work as a street cleaner in a Jewish ghetto in Hungary. Swedish authorities seized half of the amount as part of a recalculation of her pension in Sweden, where she moved after World War II. Landau says the payment should be regarded as a compensation for victims of Nazi persecution and should not affect her Swedish pension. The Supreme Administrative Court confirmed Wednesday it will review the case. Two lower courts ruled against Landau.

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