The Dutch national railway company announced on Tuesday that it will pay compensation to relatives of Jews who were deported to Nazi concentration camps during World War II.
The statement followed talks between Rogervan Boxtel, president of the railroad company Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS), and Salo Muller, who lost his family during the war.
Since 2017, Muller was campaigning for compensation from the NS for the Jews who had moved to the Westerbork camp in the northeast of the Netherlands. The Jews were sent to the Westerborktransit camp and then sent to the Auschwitz extermination camp in Poland.
Earned money by deporting people
For this reason, the Nederlandse Spoorwegen railway company decided to establish a commission to determine how Spoorwegen can pay individual compensation for moral reasons.
According to the national television channel NOS, many other Dutch companies, such as NS, continued to serve Nazi invaders in Germany after the 1940 invasion of XNUMX, and earned Jewish families their equivalent to millions of euros by moving them to Westerbork. The railway company gave the trains to the Germans and the Germans paid for it.
Some of the 140.000 Jews living in the Netherlands were sent to Westerbork before being sent to death camps such as Auschwitz, Sobibor and Bergen-Belsen.
Anne Frank, a Jewish youth with a journal, was taken to Westerbork in early August 1944 after being arrested by the Gestapo.
The company officially apologized for his actions during World War II in 2005. However, he has not paid any compensation until now.
Source : I m.timeturk.co