The Halocaust happened what, 60 years ago? It was a horrible thing, but I don’t think we people today should be paying the price of it. For example, don’t Germans have to pay a heafty compensation Tax to Jews in their country? Falk, enlighten me on that. That tax is unlawful, its not like any German under the age of 80 (who are probably retired and not paying taxes) was part of the Halocaust.
We don’t pay a distinct tax for that, but the german government pays out of its budget. The payments to Israel are closed, but thanks to the american law system and lawyers, they were about to sue companies that had used forced labor (which includes victims more than just jews). The threat was of course to effectively bankrupt the corporations who had anything to do (like subsidies or just trading) in the US.
There then was a call to all german companies (even those founded later, or who had provably not used forced labor) to start a foundation which should pay for those claims: Many joined, but not all, still they got the starting money for that foundation, and now it works, and AFAIK they managed an agreement outside court.
What makes me angry, is that german WWII deserteurs had to fight until our nowadays red-green government was installed, to be washed clean of the “dishonor” of “leaving the troops”. They were silent heros of the WWII, not fighting for injustice, but suffering for that (either by running and hiding, or getting captured by germans, which meant death, or get captured by the allies, which meant POW). They do not get compensation or a pension, unlike former SS-members, who have been trialed after the war but not found “guilty enough not to be able to fight against the newly emerged enemy”, either USSR or US. They receive a pension form the german government, as well as former SS-members from other countries.
That is what makes me sick!