Belgium okays more than €100 m. in restitution to Holocaust victims

The Belgian government and banks have agreed to pay €110 million ($170 million) to Holocaust survivors, families of victims and the Jewish community for losses during Word War II. Campaigners on Tuesday welcomed the decision to compensate those whose property and goods in Belgium had been looted by Nazi occupiers. Overall, €35.2 million ($54 million) will be paid to claimants and the rest will go to a trust to help the needy and ensure the horrors of the Holocaust are remembered.