Holland's national railway company is going to compensate victims of Holocaust. World War II ended over 70 years ago, but Dutch railway has decided to give compensation to people who were taken to Nazi concentration camps on their trains. company is known as NS. After Germany invaded Holland in 1940, NS trains transported thousands of Jews and other minorities to Nazi death camps. By end of 1943, most Jews in Netherlands had been removed and deported. Seven decades later, NS will pay tens of millions of euros to about 500 survivors and to members of their direct family. company will pay between 5,000 euros to 15,000 euros to each victim.
company said the payments were part of company's historical responsibility. It said company was paid by Nazis to take the victims to border. The victims were put on German trains and taken to concentration camps. A spokesman said this was " black page in history of the company". He added: "There is no reasonable or appropriate amount of money that [we can pay to] compensate in any way for suffering inflicted on the victims." The committee said the payments were " moral gesture". It added: "NS wishes to express recognition of its share in individual suffering inflicted by occupying forces on those involved and their direct surviving relatives."