( dpa )- Belgium is to pay 110.6 million euros (170 million dollars) in total compensation for the persecution and murder of Jews during the German occupation from 1940 to 1945.
A commission of experts has authorized around 4,600 individual payments of up to 32.2 million euros, the government said in Brussels on Tuesday.
The greatest share of the money would be paid to Jewish organizations and would be used for cultural and social objectives.
The payments are based on a study by experts, tasked by the government to investigate the Holocaust in Belgium. The concluded that Belgian authorities had in an undignified manner cooperated with Germans in the persecution of Jews.