WEST GERMANY: Krupp & the Jews

To "help heal the wounds suffered during World War II," Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach, sole owner of the billion-dollar Krupp industrial combine, agreed last week to pay up to $2,380,000 to former Jewish slave laborers. Under the agreement, negotiated with the same Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany that won a $6,430,000 settlement for former Jewish slave laborers from the I. G. Farben chemical trust in 1957, Krupp will pay 5,000 marks ($1,190) to any Jew who can prove he worked under duress for a Krupp enterprise.

During Alfried Krupp's trial as a war criminal in -1948...

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