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Assistance for people who have been harmed by an unlawful detention

The Prisoner Assistance Act regulates financial compensation for persons of German nationality who are required under the World War II was taken into custody for political reasons in the Soviet occupation zone (SBZ) or in the Soviet sector of Berlin or in the states of the Eastern Bloc, as well as for their relatives and survivors.

If a person suffers injury during custody, he or she receives care in analogous application of the provisions of the Federal Supply Act. Survivors also receive benefits if the detention resulted in the death of the detainee.

§ 1 Sec. 2 No. 3 Act on the Affairs of Displaced Persons and Refugees (BVFG)

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)

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