In 1988, the Japanese American reparations bill becomes law as the Civil Rights Redress Act of 1988. This lays the framework for $1.2 billion ($20,000 each) paid to Japanese Americans and a Letter of Apology as Federal redress. June 15, 1988 No Comments Reference: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civil_Liberties_Act_of_1988 Back to Timeline Related Previous Post Next Post You may also like September 15, 2018 May 9, 2018. US president signs a measure requiring the US State Department to monitor what European countries have done to compensate Holocaust victims who had assets stolen by Nazis. August 10, 2018 In November 1995, Queen Elizabeth presides at signing of the Waikato Raupatu Claims Settlement Bill, making reparations for the seizure of Maori land by British colonists in 1863. June 15, 1990 In 1990, Austria pays $25 million for its role in the Holocaust.