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Amsterdam to Compensate Jews for Fines From WWII

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The Dutch capital Amsterdam will compensate the descendants of Holocaust survivors who were fined for not paying their rent while imprisoned in Nazi concentration camps.
"Starting today, the families' descendants could get reimbursed for the penalties exacted for overdue rent payments during the Second World War, which were unfairly collected," said a statement issued by the municipality on Friday .
The issue first made headlines in April 2013 when a student working at the Amsterdam archives discovered letters written by Dutch Jews who returned to the city after the war complaining of the overdue rent bills, city taxes and other fines they were forced to pay .

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