The Berlin International Human Rights Congress (BIHRC)
"Human Rights and Democracy in a Globalized World - Moving Towards an International Consensus"
(Berlin; October 1st - 4th, 2010)
Human Rights Introduction
September 10, 1952
The Luxemburg Agreement
The Luxemburg Agreement, in which Germany accepts responsibility for the Nazi’s genocide of European Jews and pays the state of Israel 3.5 billion Deutschmarks in reparations, is signed. However, Israelis protest against accepting ‘blood money’ from Germany, and only a small majority of the German Parliament ratify the Agreement.