Focusing on war victims Caring for dependents of war victims Compensating victims of wars Indemnifying war victims
In July 1999, Gypsies have been officially admitted to be the second largest group that has the right for financial indemnification from the Swiss banks, because of the suppression in the time of the Nazi regime. As many as several thousand Roma from Slovakia, according to US lawyers representing the world Holocaust victims, could get a share from the 1.25 billion dollars provided by the Swiss banks.
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