“German politics need to deal with the victims as humans. We are not something abstract”, says Argyris Sfountouris, survivor of the SS-massacre in Distomo, Greece on June 10, 1944. ”If victims would be compensated, war would be unprofitable.“ more »
Seventy years after the SS-massacre in the Greek village Distomo, the victims have yet to receive any compensation. The perpetrators have never been charged or convicted.
Holocaust survivors continue to struggle to obtain their pension payments from German pension insurers based on their work in the ghettos. No other law in the history of compensation in post-war Germany has seen so many claims rejected than the ghetto-pension law.
Despite a conviction in Italy, seven SS-members continue to live unchallenged in Germany. Survivors of the massacre continue to demand answers from the German judiciary.