Comments on: German abuse victims humiliated by compensation sums http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2010/12/13/german-abuse-victims-humiliated-by-compensation-sums/ Religion, faith and ethics Sat, 23 Apr 2016 23:25:07 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: HeidiKi http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2010/12/13/german-abuse-victims-humiliated-by-compensation-sums/comment-page-1/#comment-28146 Wed, 15 Dec 2010 15:55:34 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=18758#comment-28146 According to even conservative estipulations we have produced a GDP for Germany of billions of Euros. With our small bodies and to the cost of our own health, wellbeing, education and own prosperity, as the vast majority of us never was allowed to go to good schools and accordingly could not study or even learn a remunerative profession.

And today that we are old, ill, worn out they want to fob us off with that ludicrously low sum of 120 millions of Euros. This means if really only 30,000 of the estimated 500,000 to 800,000 survivors would apply to the funds for some sort of compensation, each one would receive only 4,000 Euros! Not having been considered yet the pension top-up fund nor the rental allowances for victims that otherwise would have to live in a home for the old!

4,000 Euros for years of physical, psychological and sexual abuse, for slave labor, forced religion, for incarceration, lack of education and the total absence of love and joy in our young lives? For shattered lives and broken bones, for torn flesh and utmost humiliation, for nights standing in unheated hallways or even outside in the snow? For decades of haunting fear and terrible dreams, for the impossibility of lasting partnerships and the frustrations of sexual relationships?

NO! We can and will not accept this new humiliation!

We do not ask reparation for the damages we have suffered bause we know: No one can return our youth, nothing will bring back our sexual, physical and psychological integrety! But we do expect a sum that will relieve the bitterness and hardness some! Germany as one of the richest countries on Earth does owe us at least as much!

The now negotiated sum at best is a spoof of us, the survivors. And it is a shame and a scandal for Germany!

A German Survivor of church education

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