Holocaust restitution

Learning The Ropes On Compensation

11/12/1999
Staff Writer
A free comprehensive guide that describes the dozens of compensation and restitution programs available to Holocaust survivors is being made available by Jewish social service agencies nationwide. In the New York area, 13 agencies will be distributing the 50-page booklet prepared by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany. It explains the current and pending restitution and compensation programs, the criteria for eligibility and how to apply.

Solving The Restitution Mystery

09/29/2000
Staff Writer
Holocaust survivors dealing with the sometimes mystifying restitution process now can get help in filling out the forms. The newly created Holocaust Compensation Assistance Project will offer the assistance on claims for the German Slave and Forced Labor fund and the Swiss bank settlement, as well as other free legal help and support to survivors and their families.

German Bank Helped Nazis Steal

Austria’s two largest private banks have agreed to turn over mounds of documents alleging that Germany’s Deutsche Bank helped the Nazis steal money from Jewish Holocaust victims in Poland and the Balkans following the Anschluss in 1938, the

02/05/1999
Washington correspondent

German Bank Helped Nazis Steal

Austria’s two largest private banks have agreed to turn over mounds of documents alleging that Germany’s Deutsche Bank helped the Nazis steal money from Jewish Holocaust victims in Poland and the Balkans following the Anschluss in 1938, the German annexation of Austria, according to a source close to the deal.

Survivors To Get Bulk Of Swiss $1.25B Plan

09/15/2000
Staff Writer
Tens of thousands of Holocaust survivors and their heirs who have unpaid Swiss bank accounts stand to get the bulk of the $1.25 billion settlement ($800 million) under a plan revealed this week. The balance of the funds would be given to those who served as slave laborers, refugees refused entry in Switzerland, and those whose assets were looted by the Nazis: but not their heirs.

Swiss Deal Finally Approved

07/28/2000
Staff Writer
The judge overseeing the $1.25 billion Swiss bank settlement with Holocaust survivors and their heirs approved the deal Wednesday: nearly two years after an agreement was reached. The action by Brooklyn Federal Judge Edward Korman set in motion a series of events that could eventually see the bulk of the money disbursed beginning early next year. Under terms of the settlement, victims or heirs of bank depositors who can prove their claims are to be paid even if the settlement is appealed.

A Boost For Survivors

06/06/2003
Staff Writer
There will be an extra $15 million for the care of needy Holocaust survivors worldwide as a result of a settlement by German insurance companies of heirless Holocaust-era Jewish insurance policies. But a representative of a survivorsí organization said even more money could become available if the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany were to release some of the $250 million it has set aside for the long-term care of survivors.

Holocaust Assets Conference Veers From Focus On Money

This week’s Washington Conference on Holocaust-Era Assets was originally planned to zero in on the rapidly expanding list of stolen Jewish property and the governments that have balked at returning it.

12/04/1998
Washington Correspondent
Holocaust Assets Conference Veers From Focus On Money This week’s Washington Conference on Holocaust-Era Assets was originally planned to zero in on the rapidly expanding list of stolen Jewish property and the governments that have balked at returning it. But growing unease among Jewish leaders over the relentless focus on property and not “moral restitution” forced planners to reshape the agenda for the four-day meeting, sponsored by the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and the State Department.
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