Please note: The below information and links to documents are only for residents of the former Soviet Union. All others should see information about the Hardship Fund.
The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference) is very pleased to announce the recent expansion of the Hardship Fund to all areas of the former Soviet Union. This has been a long-sought goal of the Claims Conference in its ongoing negotiations with the government of Germany to provide a measure of justice for Jewish victims of Nazism who have not yet received payment. Those eligible will be entitled to a one-time payment of €2,556.46.
There is no fee to obtain or submit an application for compensation from the Claims Conference. If you already receive a pension from the Claims Conference, you are not entitled to receive this one-time payment from the Hardship Fund and therefore should not submit an application. Only the person who has suffered persecution as a result of the Nazi regime may apply for compensation. Heirs are not eligible to file an application. Please read the eligibility form.
THE FUND IS OPEN AS OF NOVEMBER 1, 2012. YOU DO NOT NEED A LAWYER TO APPLY.
Many survivors of Nazi persecution in the former Soviet Union will receive a form and instructions in the mail. We expect these mailings to be received by early December. If you haven’t received the form by mid-December, please request a form from the Claims Conference or download an application form from our website. To request an application form, please send your inquiry to:
Claims Conference - Logistical Department
Hardship Fund – FSU
60487 Frankfurt am Main