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Subject: Holocaust Almanac - I.G. Farben Compensates Survivors
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   "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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