US, Holocaust survivors settle WWII Gold Train case

US, Holocaust survivors settle WWII Gold Train case

[JURIST] The US Department of Justice [official website] announced Friday that the government will pay over $25 million to Holocaust survivors, settling a long term class action suit over the US Army's pilfering of the Hungarian Gold Train [Presidential Committee on Holocaust Assets report]. The train contained valuables belonging to the survivors that was loaded by the Hungarian Nazi government trying to move them in the closing days of World War II. The settlement will be paid not to the people whose belongings were stolen, but rather to needy survivors. Review the draft settlement agreement [PDF] posted on the plaintiffs' website [which also including extensive background documentation], and read a brief DOJ statement on the settlement. AP has more.