Britons who helped the Nazis during World War II still receiving pensions from Germany

Mail Online | 2/20/2019 | Charlie Bayliss For Mailonline (Posted by) Level 4
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British citizens who helped the Nazis are receiving pension payments from the German government for helping Hitler's forces during World War II, according to a group of Belgian MPs.

Olivier Maingain, Stephane Crusniere, Veronique Caprasse and Daniel Senesael told the Belgian parliament that British and Belgian citizens are among those believed to be receiving around £378.26 to £1,108.70 per month, according to RTBF.

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National authorities are unaware of the identities of those receiving payments, and only the German ambassadors in each country know who they are, meaning the payments are tax free.

Around 30 Belgians receive the plush pay-outs per month, while it is unclear how many in the UK are paid. Among those receiving the payouts include former members of the SS, who carried out some of Hitler's most twisted commands.

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It is unclear whether the people receiving the payments are British nationals who volunteered to help the Nazis, or if they are German nationals who emigrated to the UK after the war.

In a statement to DW, the Belgian MPs wrote: 'The situation is the same...
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