Reparations for The Holocaust

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Reparations for The Holocaust The Nation of Germany should be assessed damages and reparations made to survivors and or their heirs for the Nazi crimes which included, property theft, wrongful injury and wrongful death. The monetary compensation will never heal the wounds inflicted by the depraved actions of the Nazi on their fellow man. The mere claim that not all Germans participated willingly should not be a viable defense for their liability. Does the concept that the nation should pay for the pain and suffering a few caused seem foreign? Our present day judicial system invokes punitive and actual damages in comparable situations and it should access damages against Germany. Ford Motor Corporation made a choice to leave their Pinto vulnerable to explosion and fire in a certain type of rear end collision. This conscious decision was made after risk assessment and cost analysis were conducted. The managers concluded that it would be cheaper to settle the lawsuits than reengineer the vehicle. Not every employee of Ford nor every stockholder participated in the decision. Nevertheless, the company as a whole was responsible. The fateful decision to place their cost base ahead of human life was considerably more expensive than they estimated. Numerous people lost their life to Ford's profits before the problem was rectified. Even in this modern example, the human life was not spared until the courts assessed damages for the deaths caused by Ford. The German population has criminal guilt because of a number of reasons. Hitler was a freely elected leader promising to restore Germany to the greatness it enjoyed prior to World War One. Hitler and his henchmen could not have achieved their repugnant goals for the Master Race with... ... middle of paper ... ... February 11, 2001. "Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide." United Nations General Assembly. . (9 December 1948.) February 11, 2001. Cook, Susan. "Welcome to the Cambodian Genocide Program." . (2000.) February 11, 2001. Swiss Bankers Association. . (February 2001.) February 11, 2001. DuPree, Sherry. . (1997.) February 11, 2001. "Excerpts from Testimonies of SS Men." . February 11, 2001. Matthews, Roy, and Dewitt Platt. "Revolutions in Scientific and Political Thought." The Western Humanities. Mountianview California: Mayfeild Publishing Company 2001. Page 415. United States Embassy. "Report on Looted Gold and German Assets." . (June 02,1998.) February 12, 2001. "The Book of Joshua." The New American Bible. Pope Paul. Huntington, Indiana: Our Sunday Visitor Incorporated. July 27, 1970. Chapter 6, verse 18 to 21.
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