Germany pays over 800,000
German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a ceremony for the victims. REUTERS PhotoGermany’s Federal Office of Justice has awarded over 800,000 Euros to victims of a neo-Nazi cell known as the National Socialist Underground (NSU), found to be responsible for the killing of 10 people, including eight Turks, between 2000 and 2007.
The compensation comes nearly one year after the right-wing extremist group was disbanded, Deutsche Welle reported Oct. 29 on its website.
Victims of the NSU terrorism group have been awarded 832,000 euros ($1.1 million) in compensation. The decision came from the German Federal Office of Justice, according to a report published Oct. 29 by the daily Osnabrücker Zeitung.
Based in Zwickau, in the eastern state of Saxony, the NSU was responsible for killing one Greek and eight Turkish immigrants between 2000 and 2006, as well as the 2007 fatal shooting of a policewoman and attempted murder of her colleague in Heilbronn.