Newsgroups: alt.revisionism Subject: Holocaust Almanac - I.G. Farben Compensates Survivors Summary: Reply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org Followup-To: alt.revisionism Organization: The Nizkor Project, Vancouver Island, CANADA Keywords: Farben Archive/File: orgs/germany/farben farben.009 Last-Modified: 1994/10/06 "In 1960 there was an Auschwitz memorial dinner. Among those who were in the camp were Norbert Wilheim, a Jew who decided to file a suit against I.G. Farben, our employer in the camps. I.G. Farben agreed to settle out of court if Norbert Wilheim was willing to represent all the other survivors of the camp and if they would be willing to accept a one-time settlement. The offer resulted in a payment of $5,000 to every inmate of the Auschwitz Buna concentration camp who could prove he had been there any time during World War II. The list amounted to several thousand people living in the United States, Canada, Israel and other countries. Once they agreed to the settlement a few of us decided that we could not take the money for personal use. We decided to create the Auschwitz Buna Memorial Scholarship Fund, dedicated to the memory of those who died but created to give scholarships to the children of survivors who had no parents to pay for their education. The money was turned over to Bar Ilan University." (Ernest Michel, as quoted in Rothchild, 417) Work Cited Rothchild, Sylvia, Editor. Voices From The Holocaust. New York and Scarborough, Ontario: Meridian, 1982.
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