Tel Aviv, Israel – Children of Holocaust Survivors to Sue Germany

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    Tel Aviv, Israel – Children of Holocaust survivors in Israel aim to file a suit in an Israeli court seeking compensation from Germany for their suffering as the 'second generation.'

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    The suit would be filed in the Tel Aviv district court Sunday, with the plaintiffs demanding their suffering be recognized as 'both the experiences of the second generation as well as studies show that the trauma has been passed on between the generations.'

    So far, some 3,000 Israelis had joined in the initiative, which is believed to be without precedent.

    The plaintiffs would seek to force Germany to pay for the costs of their therapy they were undergoing for the problems resulting from being the follow-up generation to the original Holocaust victims.

    The suit will cite the cases of five women whose parents had survived the Holocaust, who to this day suffer anxiety attacks and depression.

    In one case, a 55-year-old woman claims she is unable to ride a bus because it reminds her of the trains used to transport Jews to the death camps. Another woman cites her great fear of dogs. [IANS]


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    Anonymous
    Anonymous
    16 years ago

    sue the church I cant make barbecues cause it reminds me of the inquisition

    biGwheeel
    biGwheeel
    16 years ago

    I think I’m going to join the
    class-action lawsuit due to my disability [that I think was caused
    by the nazis YMS”H.] I HAVE AN UN-
    CONTROLLABLE FEAR OF GOING TO WORK.
    The medical professionals I have consulted came to the conclusion that it is because my (grand)parents worked in a slave labor camp. The MDs further established
    that my illness is incurable.

    biGwheeel
    biGwheeel
    16 years ago

    to anon. 4:57PM
    Please learn to spell English.

    Anonymous
    Anonymous
    16 years ago

    and yet… that in itself was anti-semetic of you…

    Anonymous
    Anonymous
    16 years ago

    Typical Jews …. always wanting more freebies …

    It’s stupidity like this that is raising anti-semitism.

    Anonymous
    Anonymous
    16 years ago

    So what? Get as much as you can out of those Reshaim

    Anonymous
    Anonymous
    16 years ago

    They had no direct loss. Their argument is no different from the black argument about slave reparations. I lost half my heritage to Hitler, money won’t bring my grandparents and others back.

    Anonymous
    Anonymous
    16 years ago

    So how can US citizens sign up?

    Anonymous
    Anonymous
    16 years ago

    Go for it, and have success and a refuah shleima.