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Friday, October 8, 1999 Published at 07:05 GMT 08:05 UK


UK: Wales

'Nazi slave' seeks compensation

Irene Brown as a little girl with her family before the war

Lawyers are meeting in London to discuss a compensation claim by a woman from Flintshire who claims she was forced into slave labour by the Nazis.

Polish-born Irene Brown from Bagillt is hoping to win compensation after being put in a German concentration camp during World War II.


"I still think about it when I go to bed," says Irene Brown
Irene was only 14 when she was jailed by the German secret police.

She is now hoping lawyers will be able to track down enough fellow Poles to join an American team who are already pursuing legal action against some of the companies who used slave labour during the war.


[ image: The memories are still painful for Irene Brown]
The memories are still painful for Irene Brown
She still has vivid memories of her experiences.

"For me it has been going for 50 odd years," she said.

"But I hope there is a little light. I still remember when I go to bed I still think about it."

Anyone who thinks they have a claim should contact the Federation of Poles in London.



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