Dinner Honoring Allianz Chief Picketed

Insurer failed to meet obligations, critics say.

12/04/2013 - 19:00
Staff Writer

The annual dinner here of the Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, which provides financial aid to more than 600 non-Jews who rescued Jews during the Holocaust, was picketed Tuesday — by Holocaust survivors.

Allianz has yet to pay the families of Nazi victims, protestors say. Michael Datikash

Allianz, And Righting Past Wrongs

10/29/2013 - 20:00

Finding the balance between justice and revenge is always difficult, as is determining at what point, if ever, a wrongdoing should be forgiven, if not forgotten.

Fresh Outrage Over Plan To Honor Allianz Chief

Some survivors cry foul as Jewish Foundation for the Righteous defends move.
10/29/2013 - 20:00
Staff Writer

When the German insurance company Allianz bid for the naming rights to the Meadowlands stadium in 2008, there was such an outcry over the company’s past complicity with the Nazis that the talks were called off.

Peter Lefkin, Allianz’s senior vice president, to receive Recognition of Goodness Award. Photo via

Survivors Again Press Congress For Right To Sue Insurers

Hearing this week is latest attempt to allow survivors to press claims in state court; French rail case testimony also heard.
11/16/2011 - 19:00
Staff Writer

After years of getting the runaround from the German insurance giant Allianz, Herbert Karliner recently learned why he had been unable to collect on his father’s life insurance: the company claims his father cashed in the policy on Nov. 9, 1938 — the day of Kristallnacht, the Nazi pogrom against Jews.

On that day, Karliner said, his “father’s store was burned down and he was taken from our home to Buchenwald,” a Nazi concentration camp.

Survivors demonstrated in Feb. against Allianz at a golf tournament the German insurance giant sponsored in Boca Raton, Fla.

Holocaust Survivors to Picket Allianz Golf Tourney

02/06/2011 - 19:00

(JTA) -- Holocaust survivors are set to picket a golf tournament in South Florida sponsored by the international insurance company Allianz.

The company still owes an estimated $2 billion in unpaid claims to Holocaust survivors, say the protesters, who plan to picket Monday at the Boca Raton course of the $1.8 million Allianz Championship. The survivors also plan to return on the final day of the tournament.

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