By George Lavy

In 1952, the Federal Republic of West Germany concluded a treaty with Israel wherein the Germans needed to pay 3 billion Deutschmarks in repayment for the Holocaust. despite the fact that, the Israelis felt that Germany owed Israel an ethical in addition to a monetary debt, and hence anticipated additional relief and defense. even supposing Germany made numerous concessions in favour of the Jewish kingdom, fairly within the area of armament, as Germany's political prestige elevated, its nationwide curiosity steadily took precedence over that of Israel. This booklet examines the grounds which inspired Germany to furnish relief to Israel and the switch of their family members because the German economic climate flourished and won effect in international affairs.

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