Nazi Slave Labor Lawsuit

Host Bob Edwards talks to Washington lawyer Michael Hausfeld who led the class action lawsuit on behalf of survivors of Nazi slave labor. Under a settlement signed this week, a foundation set up by Germany will pay out five billion dollars in compensation. Jews who worked as slave laborers will receive 7,500 dollars each. Forced laborers, mostly East Europeans, who were treated less harshly, will receive 2,500. More than a million people will be eligible to receive payment.



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