BRIDGEPORT - Two dozen Connecticut residents who survived the Holocaust received free legal help Sunday to file for reparations from Germany.

Some of the survivors say they are making a symbolic stand more than 60 years after many of them were liberated from German-controlled ghettos.

The survivors of the Holocaust, most of whom are in their 80s, are filing for reparations under a law which allows compensation for voluntary laborers who worked in German-controlled ghettos both before and during World War II.

Sari Baron has memories she would rather forget as a 16-year-old girl who lived through the Holocaust in Hungary and Germany.

"It's always hard, but the world has to know," she says.

Now, 64 years later, she came with other survivors to the Cohen and Wolf attorney's office in Bridgeport to begin the lengthy process of filing for voluntary reparations from Germany.