Lawmaker Silviu Vexler said beneficiaries would include those deported to ghettos or concentrations camps, survivors of the death trains and forced labour detachments, refugees and those imprisoned for ethnic reasons or forcefully removed from their homes.
“This law is a symbolic gesture to further recognise the terrifying suffering of people who have been through the darkest of moments,” said Vexler, who represents the Federation of the Jewish Communities in Romania.
The law will set a monthly payment of up to 400 lei ($97.98) per month for each year of deportation or detention. It will be enforced from July 1.
Its provisions also apply to survivors of the Holocaust who no longer have Romanian citizenship or reside in the country, as well as to the living partner of a Holocaust survivor who passed away if they did not remarry, Vexler said.
It was not immediately clear how many people might be eligible for the payments …
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