A closer look at compensation paid by Germany after WWII
This year marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. On Aug. 15, Japan will commemorate the end of fighting in the Pacific, known in the United States as V-J Day. For Japan's Axis ally Germany, the war remains pertinent year-round through a series of compensation programs to victims of atrocities committed by the Third Reich. The below illustration shows a general breakdown of these programs, which started in the 1950s and will continue for the foreseeable future.