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A semi-gruntled corporate reliability engineer trying to make ends meet while keeping my wife happy, and myself out of the asylum.

Saturday, March 12, 2005

Hmmmmm. Reparations anyone?

I know that this is not relevant to the slave reparations case, but anyone wanna bet that it's going to be brought up?

U.S. settles in Gold Train dispute:

[World News]: MIAMI, March 11 : The United States made a formal agreement to pay $25.5 million to Hungarian Jewish refugees and others whose valuables were stolen aboard the Gold Train.

The settlement will cover basic humanitarian services for Hungarian Holocaust survivors throughout the world, The Miami Herald reported.

The agreement is subject to approval next week by U.S. District Judge Patricia Seitz in Miami.

The loot aboard the Gold Train was plundered from the Jews by the Nazis during World War II.It was loaded aboard 40 freight cars that were eventually turned over to American soldiers in Austria in 1945.

The paintings, oriental rugs, jewelry and gold was supposed to be turned over to the Jews who owned them or their survivors, but the loot was diverted.

Investigations showed some of it turned up in generals' hands and some was sold for relief.

The situation was not revealed for several years, and when it was, the suit was filed by the survivors and relatives of victims.

- -- Copyright 2005 by United Press International.


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