Yes indeed. The Netherlands in 1863, paid reparations for slavery in Suriname... ...They paid it to the slave owners! The slave owners got 300 Dutch guilders per slave, which adjusted for inflation, comes to about $2600.00 per slave. Many plantations had between 100 and 300 slaves, and some plantation owners owned more than one plantation. In total there were an estimated 33000 slaves in 1863. So the total "reparations" sum, which was actually a reimbursement from the Netherlands' govenment to the slave owners came to $85,800,000.00 So what did the slaves get? They got to work 10 more years on the same plantations, but now with "pay". It was peanuts. What else did the slaves get? Nothing. Just to let you know what was going on in another part of the world. BTW no official apology ever let alone reparations. Personally I'm not looking for reparations, but an official apology would be welcomed, not that I'm holding my breath for that.