"We have jointly decided not to fight each other in the court, but to create a committee… which will determine how we will pay individual compensations to victims," CEO of Dutch Railways Roger van Boxtel said, as quoted by the NOS broadcaster.
According to the Dutch Broadcasting Foundation (NOS), the company made this decision amid its recent negotiations with Salo Muller, a Dutch physiotherapist of Jewish origin, who since 2017 has been seeking individual compensations for Jews transported to Nazi camps by the national rail company.
Muller's lawyers dubbed this decision as "historical," while Muller itself expressed gratitude to the company for acknowledging Jewish people's suffering.
In 2005, Dutch Railways made a public apology for its involvement in the transportation of people to death camps. The company participated in various charity projects, however, has refused to pay individual compensations until now.