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French war orphan sues Germany over forced conscription

French war orphan sues Germany over forced conscription
Wednesday 17
9:22 2019

STRASBOURG: The son of a French soldier who was killed during World War II after being forced to fight for the Nazis has filed a complaint against Germany, demanding the same compensation as orphans of German soldiers, he said Tuesday. The father of Gerard Michel was one of 130,000 French soldiers from the Alsace region of eastern France conscripted into German forces in World War II. The group are known as the “Malgre Nous” (Against our Will). “Germany refuses to compensate us in the same way as the German orphans, telling us we’re not German,“ Michel told AFP. “But they ...

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Summary: STRASBOURG: The son of a French soldier who was killed during World War II after being forced to fight for the Nazis has filed a complaint against Germany, demanding the same compensation as orphans of German soldiers, he said Tuesday. The father of Gerard Michel was one of 130,000 French ...

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