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Germany

Greek Holocaust Victims Appeal Case

Four children of victims of an SS massacre in the Greek city of Distomo filed an appeal with Germany’s Federal Constitutional Court over the weekend seeking to overturn a lower-court ruling against the family, an attorney representing the plaintiffs told reporters on Monday. The siblings had sought damages from the German government for the murder of their parents in the June 10, 1944, massacre at Distomo and the burning of their family home. The family first launched its case in 1995, but earlier this year Germany’s Federal Court of Justice held that only the Greek government could make a demand for war reparations and not individuals.