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France has agreed to pay reparations to American survivors of the Holocaust who were sent to Nazi death camps on French trains.
The news comes after a year of negotiations between France and the Obama administration. The bilateral accord includes a $60 million lump sum payment for survivors, spouses, and heirs, which will be signed on Monday.
Stuart Eizenstat, the State Department's special adviser who arranged the deal, told The Washington Post that Holocaust survivors "could receive payment well over $100,000," while their spouses could receive "tens of thousands of dollars." The monetary amounts are determined by the number of years the survivors have lived after their release from the camps.