How long will Jews seek out holocaust reparations?

They somehow seem to believe they are more entitled to money (billions from the U.S., Swiss Banks, and Germany every year) because of the holocaust. Why aren't the other groups, the Roma (who were nearly annihilated), the gypsies, the slavs, the mentally disabled, and the Russians (20 million dead) complaining that they are still owed?

Update:

Cheese they keep getting money BECAUSE we don't bring it up. Theres a difference.

Update 2:

Jason but people are under the impression that it WAS widespread and that all the Jews were bathing in their grandparents or something. Just because there was a testing lab where they did EVERY other horrific thing imaginable doesn't mean it was widespread, which is what people are trying to debunk right now.

Update 3:

Cher why aren't those groups seeking reparations? For every dead Jew there were 3 dead Russians at the hands of the Germans. Don't give me this bullshit.

Update 4:

Hey Jason, read it and weep. Raul Hillberg, a holocaust survivor and the most reputable source on the Holocaust and the extermination of European Jewry says...

In Danzig, Germany (now Gdansk, Poland), pictures of dead, heavyset people cut into pieces and a recipe for soap were discovered in 1945 at the Stutthof camp. "But we don't know that the bodies were of Jews, or that the pictures and recipe went together," said Hilberg.

"All of these rumors are untrue, based on nothing at all," Hilberg said. "No evidence has turned up" to suggested that the Nazis used human fat to make soap.

YOU LOSE

http://www.fpp.co.uk/Auschwitz/docs/soaptale3.html

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Wow, you have your facts all twisted around.

    Reparations are a relatively new activity with the Holocaust. The money per person is often less than $800. It is only for specific situations such as labors in camps. It does give some peace to people who lost whole families while they starved & barely survived. That's it's point.

    Most of the money seeking is for returning of property owned. There are people who's signatures are on Swiss bank accounts who still can't get their money. There are insurance policies denied because the people can't bring in the paperwork they lost when they ran, even with companies having their names on file.

    FYI, you're extremely unknowledgable if you think the money is classified only for Jews in camps or the other specific programs (of which their aren't many). ANY slave laborer can apply. (Based on having helped people apply myself as part of an assistance program.)

    The Final Solution was targeted only at Jews by the way. Hence the reparations earlier to the Jewish community. If Roma asked, they might get too, but they haven't asked. Poles (Slavs) did receive compensation in post-war recovery. Russians weren't part of the Holocaust except some political prisioners & 20 million is just a Holocaust denial attempt -- war deaths isn't a Holocaust to wipe out a group of people. It's not genocide. Mentally disabled either survived or didn't, but weren't interned at length. There has been no compensation to families of dead for their death for Jews or other groups, so they weren't be part of any packages.

    FYI, if your house burned down you can bet you'd bring it up until someone helped you out. The entire center of a thriving religious group was targeted by humans for mass extermination in grotesque ways, and you question why it's brought up? What I question is, why do Jews in Yahoo Answers almost never bring it up. Why is it those with issues at Jews are the ones harping & annoyed that it existed & rubs at them? Other people seem to be impressed at how well the Jewish community has focused on moving forward & how unhateful it's been.

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    Wow your really into Bullshit.

    Genocide vs. war casualities. Learn the difference. There were NOT 3xs more Russians genocided for no reason. Period. Get your facts right.

    I answered on "why those groups", but you apparently don't read. On soap, look it up on nizkor.org. I don't care - soap is a stupid side topic. I've never heard someone Jewish bring it up.

  • 7 years ago

    "The Final Solution was targeted only at Jews by the way. Hence the reparations earlier to the Jewish community. If Roma asked, they might get too, but they haven't asked. "REALLY !!???

    "Poles (Slavs) did receive compensation in post-war recovery." REALLY ?

    "Russians weren't part of the Holocaust except some political prisioners & 20 million is just a Holocaust denial attempt -- war deaths isn't a Holocaust to wipe out a group of people. It's not genocide." REALLY ?

    "There has been no compensation to families of dead for their death for Jews or other groups, so they weren't be part of any packages." REALLY ?

    Cher and cher your best answer is retarded !

    Go and educate yourself !

    Asker's you, as usual are so damn hypocritical !

  • 1 decade ago

    It's what was taken from them/due to them.

    After years of denying that dormant accounts of Holocaust victims even existed, in 1997 Swiss banks produced a list of thousands of people with accounts that had seen no activity since the War. They set up a voluntary fund to aid elderly survivors of the Holocaust.

    In July 1998, Volkswagen AG admitted that it had used labor from 15,000 slaves during the war, and announced plans to set up a fund to compensate these workers (many of whom are now dead).

    But basically, by agreeing to set up a fund that acknowledges responsibility for profiting from slave labor, the German government hopes to end the various lawsuits filed on behalf of Holocaust victims suing dozens of German firms and banks for damages.

  • 1 decade ago

    As long as the rest of the Middle East keeps threatening to blow up and continues to whine about what the UN gave them (eg. Palestine).

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  • Jason
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    I'd settle for hackish Nazi Apologists like yourself agreeing to quit distorting the facts of what really happened during the Holocaust, in lieu of reparations.

    Jewish corpses WERE made into soap. Perhaps not on a large, industrial scale; but IT DID HAPPEN.

    EDIT:

    The extent is irrelevant. They made soap out of us. They were working on a large scale industrial process to do it. They just didn't have time to implement it.

    None of us will ever apologize for that. You should feel foolish for even asking.

  • Bob S
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Their families were the ones who built Germany's financial machine. You have no idea how much was stolen from them.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    People love a hand out. All groups complain. Due to hyper breeding by minorities soon whites will be abused and they can ask for repparations they will never get at some point.

  • 1 decade ago

    as long as people like you keep bringing it up

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Why do blacks still bit@h about slavery when it ended years ago, come on, get real dude.

  • 1 decade ago

    Forever and ever. Yeah it's annoying. It's just like saying sorry for double standards on Martin Luther King Day. It gets old. We need an official apology and then everyone needs to move on.

    Source(s): Me
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