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Slovak Nazi survivors awarded

So far, 256 Slovak survivors of Nazi persecution during WWII have received humanitarian aid amounting to 10,000 Sk ($270) per person. The Slovak Red Cross sent another 240 applications to the German Embassy during the last two weeks of October. The aid comes from Germany and can be obtained based on a written request.

The Slovak Red Cross has files on 3,200 accepted applications for this kind of help, and predicts that about 5,000 victims of the Nazi regime who live in Slovakia might eventually ask for this aid. Applicants for humanitarian relief have to prove that they suffered in a concentration camp or a ghetto, or prove they had to hide under undignified and difficult conditions. Application forms are available at Red Cross offices and branches of the Slovak Union of Anti-Fascist Fighters, the Central Union of Jewish Religious Communities, and the Union of War Invalids.

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