The claim could have implications for the compensation of surviving victims, including 457 in the UK, if the German government is held liable for their condition.
Ooooh let's wave NAZIS at everyone one more time (and make a few bucks in the process).
As this article openly admits, a German company named Grünenthal owns the patent on Thalidomide, but Grünenthal did not exist until after the war was over. Moreover, any and all patentable technologies were looted via operation paperclip, and handed to allied companies as war booty.
Blaming the Nazis means more lawsuits for "compensation" and "reparations."
But before you all start spending that money, kindly explain why no stories of a rash of malformed children have ever been told by the survivors of the slave labor camps? Or that the Nazis, even if they did invent Thalidomide, did so with intent to cause harm.
Or why present day Germans, who were mostly not even alive during the first half of the last Century, bear any responsibility.