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