Budapest Fund

Please note: This program is closed.

The Claims Conference Budapest Fund made one-time payment of €1900 to Nazi victims who were persecuted as a Jew in Budapest at any time during the period from March 1944 to January 1945 and met the following eligibility criteria:

  • The Budapest Fund shall only make payments to persons who currently reside in any of the former communist-bloc countries of Eastern Europe or the former Soviet Union.
  • Persons who currently receive or have previously received any compensation for Nazi-era persecution from the Central Eastern European Fund/the Article 2 Fund/the Hardship Fund/the Federal Indemnification Law (BEG)/the Israel Finance Ministry pursuant to the law for “Invalids of Nazi Persecution” are not eligible for a payment from the Budapest Fund.
  • The application deadline for this program was August 6, 2009.
  • All required documentation (relating to every claim – from Holocaust survivors and heirs) must have be submitted to the Claims Conference by November 6, 2009. Subsequent to that date, all claims lapsed.
  • All payments must have been claimed by December 31, 2009. Subsequently, all payments became null and void and all claims lapsed.
  • An heir – spouse or, if none, child(ren) – may have been eligible if the survivor met all of the listed criteria and was alive on or after June 4, 2008. The heir must have informed the Claims Conference in writing of their intention to pursue the claims no later than August 31, 2009.
  • In accordance with previous German Government clarifications regarding eligibility to compensation programs, the Budapest Fund accepted applications from applicants who were a fetus at the time of their mother’s persecution. The applicant’s mother must have been pregnant when she was persecuted as a Jew in Budapest at any time during the period between March 1944 and January 1945 and the applicant must have met all other requirements.
  • If the application was rejected, the applicant had the right to appeal.
  • All appeals must have been submitted within 6 months of the date of the rejection letter.

February 11, 2013