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Poland: Compensation To Begin For Deportees

Warsaw, 24 October 1996 (RFE/RL) -- Poles deported to the Soviet Union or Germany during World War II will start receiving compensation beginning today.

Applications for compensation must be registered with the Association of People Wronged by the Third Reich and the Siberian Prisoners' Association. The applicants must include documents proving they were deported or involved in forced labor. People deported as children can also apply.

The monthly pensions will amount to half a percent of the average salary from the third quarter of 1995 for each month of forced labor, but no more than 10 percent of this salary altogether. The salary amounts to about $280.