Claims Conference http://www.claimscon.org Fri, 22 Jul 2016 13:40:55 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Historian http://www.claimscon.org/about/careers/historian-2/ Thu, 07 Jul 2016 15:18:49 +0000 http://www.claimscon.org/?page_id=12912 We have an immediate opening for a Historian to research, collect and compile historical information from the Claims Conference’s databases and records. The incumbent will utilize Claims Conference data to synthesize a yearly historical narrative on Jewish Holocaust survivors since World … Continue reading

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Claims Conference Negotiates Major Expansion in Homecare for Holocaust Survivors http://www.claimscon.org/2016/07/claims-conference-negotiations-germany-leads-major-expansion-homecare/ Tue, 05 Jul 2016 20:54:14 +0000 http://www.claimscon.org/?p=12901 The Claims Conference has negotiated an agreement with the government of Germany securing substantial increases in funding for homecare for poor Holocaust survivors in need of care worldwide over the next three years. The agreement, subject to approval by the … Continue reading

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High School Students Partner With Survivors to Re-Enact Their Stories http://www.claimscon.org/what-we-do/allocations/red/education/witness-theater/ Fri, 17 Jun 2016 16:17:42 +0000 http://www.claimscon.org/?page_id=12884 For a moment, Emily Knopf, a student at a Jewish high school in New York, was a young Adele Green, who grew up in Poland and witnessed the murder of several siblings during the Holocaust before she and sister went … Continue reading

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U.S. Congress Urges More Funding for Survivor Care http://www.claimscon.org/2016/06/u-s-congress-urges-funding-survivor-care/ Wed, 08 Jun 2016 16:02:28 +0000 http://www.claimscon.org/?p=12875 The United States House of Representatives has unanimously approved a resolution urging the government of Germany to provide additional funding for services for Holocaust victims. Three hundred sixty-three members of the U.S. Congress sent a clear and unequivocal message to … Continue reading

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Information Specialist http://www.claimscon.org/about/careers/information-specialist-3/ Tue, 07 Jun 2016 18:33:15 +0000 http://www.claimscon.org/?page_id=12873 We are currently recruiting an Information Specialist in our Survivor Services department. This position will report to the Manager of Survivor Services. Responsibilities: Providing status updates on Claims Conference compensation programs and payments; Answering phone calls/emails/letters and directing them to … Continue reading

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Stitching History From the Holocaust http://www.claimscon.org/what-we-do/allocations/red/documentation/stitching-history-holocaust/ Mon, 16 May 2016 16:30:45 +0000 http://www.claimscon.org/?page_id=12835 On view at the Museum of Jewish Heritage through August 14, 2016, “Stitching History From the Holocaust” was created by and is on loan from the Jewish Museum Milwaukee. The Claims Conference helped fund the exhibit. Continue reading

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Trauma of Life After Hiding http://www.claimscon.org/regions/western-europe/netherlands/survivor-story-hans-vischjager/ Tue, 19 Apr 2016 16:46:00 +0000 http://www.claimscon.org/?page_id=12814 First Payment to a Survivor Made in Sri Lanka The Claims Conference recently made our first-ever compensation payment in Sri Lanka. Hans Vischjager survived the Holocaust as a child hidden with a non-Jewish family in the Netherlands and has been … Continue reading

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Claims Conference Appoints Ayelet Metzger as Ombudsman http://www.claimscon.org/2016/03/claims-conference-appoints-ayelet-metzger-ombudsman/ Mon, 28 Mar 2016 16:11:21 +0000 http://www.claimscon.org/?p=12789 The Claims Conference has appointed Ayelet Metzger as Ombudsman, following a lengthy international search, announced President Julius Berman. Ms. Metzger, who was born in the United States and made aliyah to Israel from Canada, most recently served as Deputy CEO … Continue reading

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Claims Conference Website Helps Holocaust Survivor Recover Pissarro Painting http://www.claimscon.org/2016/03/claims-conference-website-helps-holocaust-survivor-recover-pissarro-painting/ Thu, 03 Mar 2016 21:30:13 +0000 http://www.claimscon.org/?p=12715 The recent return of a Nazi-looted Pissarro painting to a French Holocaust survivor began when her family discovered it in a Claims Conference online listing of Nazi looting records. The University of Oklahoma has agreed to return “La bergère rentrant des moutons,” (La Bergère), painted by Jewish artist Camille Pissarro in 1886, to Léone Meyer, whose family lost the painting in the Holocaust. Continue reading

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Helping Holocaust Survivors in Florida http://www.claimscon.org/regions/north-america/united-states/florida/helping-holocaust-survivors-florida/ Wed, 02 Mar 2016 20:03:35 +0000 http://www.claimscon.org/?page_id=12667 Providing Holocaust Survivors in Florida With Needed Care Sandor and Katherine Tambor survived the horrors of the Holocaust incarcerated in Nazi concentration camps. Now living in Florida, they say that they can remain safely in their own home only with … Continue reading

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Survivor Story: Lucia Heilman http://www.claimscon.org/regions/western-europe/austria/survivor-story-lucia-heilman/ Wed, 02 Mar 2016 16:26:18 +0000 http://www.claimscon.org/?page_id=12617 Living Through the Nazi Annexation of Austria “I was eight years old when the Germans marched into Vienna. When I went to Heldenplatz, there were throngs of people on the Ring shouting ‘Heil! Heil!’ and even at that age I instantly knew … Continue reading

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Austria http://www.claimscon.org/regions/western-europe/austria/ Wed, 02 Mar 2016 15:24:54 +0000 http://www.claimscon.org/?page_id=12636 Before and After the Holocaust In March 1938, approximately 182,000 Jews lived in Austria. By May 1945, the Nazis had murdered more than one-third of them (65,000), while the remainder had to flee, leaving their belongings behind. Approximately 10,000 Austrian … Continue reading

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Information Specialist – Russian Speaker http://www.claimscon.org/about/careers/information-specialist-2/ Tue, 09 Feb 2016 19:20:44 +0000 http://www.claimscon.org/?page_id=12593 We are currently recruiting an Information Specialist in our Survivor Services department. This position will report to the Manager of Survivor Services. Continue reading

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Transports to Extinction-Shoah (Holocaust) Deportation Database Project http://www.claimscon.org/what-we-do/allocations/red/documentation/transports-to-extinction/ Mon, 01 Feb 2016 21:29:27 +0000 http://www.claimscon.org/?page_id=12567 “Transports to Extinction: Shoah (Holocaust) Deportation Database Project” includes Yad Vashem’s research into the deportation of Jews from every Jewish community in Europe during the Holocaust. Continue reading

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Survivor Story: Margit Rosenthal http://www.claimscon.org/regions/north-america/united-states/new-york/survivor-story-margit-rosenthal/ Tue, 26 Jan 2016 17:27:51 +0000 http://www.claimscon.org/?page_id=12525 With one hand motion of Josef Mengele pointing her to the right, Margit Rosenthal was sent to Freudenthal, a sub-camp of Auschwitz in 1944, where she worked at a cotton factory. The only one in her immediate family to survive … Continue reading

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GAP Compliance Manager http://www.claimscon.org/about/careers/gap-compliance-manager/ Thu, 24 Dec 2015 18:24:01 +0000 http://www.claimscon.org/?page_id=12499 The Claims Conference is currently seeking a Governance Accreditation Program (GAP) Compliance Manager in our Allocations department. The Governance Accreditation Program seeks to ensure that agencies that receive Claims Conference funding have the highest administrative and governance practices. The GAP … Continue reading

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Project Manager Allocations http://www.claimscon.org/about/careers/project-manager-allocations/ Thu, 24 Dec 2015 18:18:31 +0000 http://www.claimscon.org/?page_id=12497 The Claims Conference is currently seeking a Project Manager for our Allocations department. The Project Manager will be responsible for managing goals, timelines and deliverables for long-term projects in our Institutional Allocations Department. Job Responsibilities: Managing Projects as set forth … Continue reading

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Junior Accountant http://www.claimscon.org/about/careers/junior-accountant/ Thu, 24 Dec 2015 18:05:17 +0000 http://www.claimscon.org/?page_id=12491 We have an immediate opening for a Junior Accountant in the Finance and Accounting Department. S/he will be reporting to the Assistant Controller. Responsibilities Include: Assisting with allocations payments, reconciliation and reporting processes; Assisting with the preparation of the annual … Continue reading

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Announcement Regarding Appeals/Investigation http://www.claimscon.org/2015/11/announcement-regarding-appealsinvestigation-2/ Tue, 24 Nov 2015 20:40:53 +0000 http://www.claimscon.org/?p=12423 The Claims Conference has appointed Professor Leonard Orland, an internationally recognized expert in corporate criminal law, to adjudicate appeals from persons whose Holocaust-related payments have been deemed to have been obtained fraudulently. Formerly, Prof. Orland was Professor of Law at … Continue reading

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Survivor Story: Toman Brod http://www.claimscon.org/regions/eastern-europe/czech-republic/survivor-story-toman-brod/ Mon, 23 Nov 2015 17:44:52 +0000 http://www.claimscon.org/?page_id=12410 Before the Holocaust Toman Brod, born in 1929, grew up in a well-to-do assimilated Jewish family in Prague, which he described as “an idyllic city” before the war. He never experienced anti-Semitism and had Jews and non-Jews as friends. Toman … Continue reading

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Survivor Story: Anne Kelemen http://www.claimscon.org/regions/north-america/united-states/new-york/survivor-story-anne-kelemen/ Tue, 10 Nov 2015 20:54:56 +0000 http://www.claimscon.org/?page_id=12397 Enduring Kristallnacht Anne Kelemen, now of New York City, was a girl of 13 on Nov. 9, 1938, when her father’s textiles shop in Vienna was ransacked and destroyed by brown-shirted youths. Culminating months of a deteriorating environment for Jewish residents … Continue reading

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Survivor Story: Elza Gorbanov http://www.claimscon.org/regions/north-america/canada/survivor-story-elza-gorbanov/ Wed, 28 Oct 2015 21:27:07 +0000 http://www.claimscon.org/?page_id=12383 Elza Had to Flee Her Home During the Holocaust, and Then Was Forced to Flee Again From the Conflict in Ukraine Elza Gorbanov fled from the Nazis as a young girl living in Donetsk, Ukraine. After the war she and her family … Continue reading

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Survivor Story: Ora Ninio http://www.claimscon.org/regions/israel/ora-ninio/ Wed, 14 Oct 2015 18:56:03 +0000 http://www.claimscon.org/?page_id=12363 As a young child forced to hide from the Nazis in France, Ora Ninio of Jerusalem – then a little girl called Clair-Clara Ridnik – was told to keep quiet. Now, 70 years later, Ora still does not speak very … Continue reading

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Holocaust Survivors Begin New Year With More Payments and Aid http://www.claimscon.org/2015/09/holocaust-survivors-begin-jewish-new-year-with-more-payments-and-aid/ Fri, 04 Sep 2015 16:59:57 +0000 http://www.claimscon.org/?p=12276 Elderly Holocaust survivors around the world are beginning the Jewish new year of 5776 receiving more care and aid than ever before. Tens of thousands of Holocaust survivors also go into this year having received acknowledgement of their persecution for the first time. Continue reading

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Szarvas Summer Program http://www.claimscon.org/regions/eastern-europe/hungary/szarvas-summer-program/ Wed, 02 Sep 2015 19:41:34 +0000 http://www.claimscon.org/?page_id=12254 “I’ve lost all of my childhood but you’ve brought it back.” –Elekné Fehér, a Hungarian survivor who attended the Szarvas summer program We know how important it is for elderly survivors to socialize together.  For some Shoah survivors in Budapest, … Continue reading

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Iancu Tucarman, Romania http://www.claimscon.org/regions/eastern-europe/romania/iancu-tucarman-romania/ Wed, 26 Aug 2015 19:44:18 +0000 http://www.claimscon.org/?page_id=12241 “More often than not the holidays were about the relationship with God, about going to the synagogue. That was the atmosphere, especially in Iasi. There were a lot of shopkeepers and during the New Year or Yom Kippur holidays, Iasi would … Continue reading

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Fellow Profile: Luca Fenoglio http://www.claimscon.org/what-we-do/allocations/red/education/fellowships/fellow-profile-luca-fenoglio/ Thu, 30 Jul 2015 20:24:18 +0000 http://www.claimscon.org/?page_id=12225 Luca Fenoglio’s interest in the Holocaust started when he was growing up in Italy. “As a teenager, I found several books on Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy and the Holocaust in my father’s library,” Luca recalled. “As I started reading, I … Continue reading

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Assia Jassioukevitch, Berlin http://www.claimscon.org/regions/western-europe/germany/assia-jassioukevitch-berlin/ Thu, 23 Jul 2015 18:44:27 +0000 http://www.claimscon.org/?page_id=12209 Assia Jassioukevitch was just 14 when the Nazis arrived at her Ukrainian village. She survived a mass execution of the village’s Jews, only to be captured and deported to a ghetto. Now 88 and in poor health, Assia lives in … Continue reading

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Homecare for Holocaust Victims http://www.claimscon.org/what-we-do/allocations/social/homecare/ Mon, 20 Jul 2015 20:10:33 +0000 http://www.claimscon.org/?page_id=12198 In 47 countries, more than 130,000 Holocaust victims receive homecare and other vital aid funded by the Claims Conference. As they continue to age, their needs are increasing, driving the Claims Conference to obtain significantly more funding in recent years to … Continue reading

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The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Encyclopedia of Camps and Ghettos http://www.claimscon.org/what-we-do/allocations/red/research-and-publication/the-united-states-holocaust-memorial-museum-encyclopedia-of-camps-and-ghettos/ Fri, 19 Jun 2015 16:36:05 +0000 http://www.claimscon.org/?page_id=12145 Brzeziny, Poland is 12 miles east of Lodz, and its prewar Jewish population stood at 6,850. The Jews were herded into a ghetto in April 1940, where they suffered starvation, cold, disease, selections for forced labor, and punishment and torture … Continue reading

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The Provenance Research Training Program http://www.claimscon.org/what-we-do/allocations/red/research-and-publication/the-provenance-research-training-program/ Fri, 19 Jun 2015 15:52:47 +0000 http://www.claimscon.org/?page_id=12141 The Provenance Research Training Program (PRTP) focuses on provenance research (documenting the ownership history of an object from inception to the present day) and related issues concerning Nazi-looted art, Judaica, and other cultural property. It provides advanced training to serve experts … Continue reading

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Agnes Ruben, Denmark http://www.claimscon.org/regions/western-europe/denmark/agnes-ruben-denmark/ Fri, 12 Jun 2015 18:41:34 +0000 http://www.claimscon.org/?page_id=12115 Agnes Ruben was a young girl of 12 in late 1943, living in Copenhagen, when the Nazis made plans to round up and deport the country’s 7,800 Jews.  Agnes’s countrymen saved the girl and her family by ferrying them to … Continue reading

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Child Survivor Fund Makes First Payments http://www.claimscon.org/what-we-do/compensation/background/child-survivor-fund/child-survivor-fund-makes-first-payments/ Wed, 27 May 2015 18:32:30 +0000 http://www.claimscon.org/?page_id=12094 Holocaust survivors who were children at the time have begun to receive payments under a landmark agreement reached with the German government. The symbolic financial compensation for child survivors from this $190 million fund represents an acknowledgment of the unique trauma and hardship endured by children during the Holocaust. Continue reading

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Son of Saul Wins Oscar for Best Foreign Film http://www.claimscon.org/what-we-do/allocations/red/film-grants/son-of-saul/ Fri, 15 May 2015 19:04:17 +0000 http://www.claimscon.org/?page_id=12077 Claims Conference Gave Funding to Produce Movie “Son of Saul,” the critically acclaimed film that received funding from the Claims Conference, has won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. The Claims Conference is proud to have supported this ground-breaking … Continue reading

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Roman Vishniac Traveling Exhibition http://www.claimscon.org/what-we-do/allocations/red/documentation/roman-vishniac-traveling-exhibition/ Wed, 18 Mar 2015 21:04:58 +0000 http://www.claimscon.org/?page_id=12017 The photographer Roman Vishniac was best known for capturing images of Jewish life in Central and Eastern Europe before the Holocaust. The Claims Conference provided a grant for the exhibition “Roman Vishniac Rediscovered” which took place at the International Center of Photography in New York and is now … Continue reading

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Warsaw Ghetto Recreation at Yad Mordechai http://www.claimscon.org/what-we-do/allocations/red/documentation/yad-mordechai/ Tue, 17 Mar 2015 16:52:34 +0000 http://www.claimscon.org/?page_id=11996 Yad Mordechai is a kibbutz in southern Israel, sitting roughly 2 miles north of the Gaza Strip. It was established in December 1943 by members of the Ha’shomer Hatza’ir Zionist youth movement who chose its name to commemorate the young … Continue reading

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Caring for Holocaust Victims in Romania http://www.claimscon.org/regions/eastern-europe/romania/caring-for-holocaust-victims-in-romania/ Tue, 17 Mar 2015 14:55:25 +0000 http://www.claimscon.org/?page_id=11984 Executive Vice President Greg Schneider reflected on a visit to Romania: I had the privilege of meeting Romanian Holocaust victims in a few different settings, along with some of the people who aid them with funding from the Claims Conference. … Continue reading

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Natalya Lazar http://www.claimscon.org/what-we-do/allocations/red/education/fellowships/natalya-lazar/ Mon, 16 Mar 2015 18:39:42 +0000 http://www.claimscon.org/?page_id=11975 Natalya Lazar, a Ph.D. Candidate in Holocaust Studies at Clark University in Massachusetts, is a recipient of a Kagan Fellowship in Advanced Shoah Studies. Claims Conference fellowships support Ph.D. and postdoctoral candidates pursuing research on Holocaust-related topics. Her dissertation, entitled … Continue reading

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Czech Republic http://www.claimscon.org/regions/eastern-europe/czech-republic/ Mon, 23 Feb 2015 15:57:57 +0000 http://www.claimscon.org/?page_id=11835 Direct compensation payments are made from the Central and Eastern European Fund (CEEF) and the Hardship Fund. Currently, CEEF payments are €320, the same as the Article 2 Fund, as a result of Claims Conference negotiations with the German government. … Continue reading

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Plaza at Former I.G. Farben Headquarters Renamed to Honor Pioneer in Slave Labor Compensation http://www.claimscon.org/about/history/wollheim/ Wed, 18 Feb 2015 21:08:22 +0000 http://www.claimscon.org/?page_id=11811 Norbert Wollheim, a survivor of Auschwitz and the Buna/Monowitz labor camp, and the first person (in 1951) to successfully sue German industry for work performed while an inmate at a concentration camp, was posthumously honored as Goethe University Frankfurt renamed … Continue reading

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Contact Information for Child Survivor Fund Applicants http://www.claimscon.org/what-we-do/compensation/background/child-survivor-fund/child-survivor-fund-frequently-asked-questions/csf-contact/ Tue, 17 Feb 2015 16:53:55 +0000 http://www.claimscon.org/?page_id=11773 Individuals who currently receive or previously received Claims Conference or German government compensation payments, and who did not receive a Child Survivor Fund application in the mail, please update your information below. Please fill in all required fields. * indicates … Continue reading

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Grants Database 2015 http://www.claimscon.org/what-we-do/allocations/grants-database-2015/ Fri, 13 Feb 2015 16:45:17 +0000 http://www.claimscon.org/?page_id=11756 Search the list of 2015 grantees by keyword. To find local assistance for Holocaust survivors, please see our list of Help centers. 

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Income and Asset Limits http://www.claimscon.org/what-we-do/compensation/background/article2/income-and-asset-limits/ Tue, 03 Feb 2015 18:02:01 +0000 http://www.claimscon.org/?page_id=11444 Article 2 Fund Income and Asset Limits in Multiple Currencies Please refer to this chart to establish if your income and assets are below the limits: If you require additional assistance in calculating your income and assets, please contact the … Continue reading

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Child Survivor Fund http://www.claimscon.org/what-we-do/compensation/background/child-survivor-fund/ Tue, 03 Feb 2015 15:42:20 +0000 http://www.claimscon.org/?page_id=11488 The Claims Conference has approved 50,962 Jewish victims of Nazi persecution for payment from the Child Survivor Fund, and has paid a total of approximately $141 million. Applications have been mailed to survivors who the Claims Conference believes may be … Continue reading

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Heirs http://www.claimscon.org/what-we-do/compensation/heirs/ Tue, 03 Feb 2015 15:38:42 +0000 http://www.claimscon.org/?page_id=11473 Payments to Legal Successors One-time and ongoing assistance from the Hardship Fund, Article 2 Fund, CEE Fund, Child Survivor Fund and Orphan Fund are not transferable and not inheritable. Applicants must be alive when applications to the fund are received. … Continue reading

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Learn More About Compensation Programs http://www.claimscon.org/what-we-do/compensation/background/ Tue, 03 Feb 2015 15:30:27 +0000 http://www.claimscon.org/?page_id=11466 The Claims Conference now uses a single application form for all programs. Please apply here for all compensation programs. We will determine which programs you may be eligible for. Background Information Hardship Fund Central and Eastern European Fund Article 2 … Continue reading

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Apply for Compensation http://www.claimscon.org/what-we-do/compensation/apply-for-compensation/ Tue, 03 Feb 2015 15:18:48 +0000 http://www.claimscon.org/?page_id=11432 The Claims Conference now uses one application form for all its programs. Use this application form to apply for: Pensions, One-time Payments & Social Welfare Services There is no fee to apply for compensation from the Claims Conference. You do not need to pay … Continue reading

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Certification Requirements http://www.claimscon.org/what-we-do/compensation/certification/ Tue, 03 Feb 2015 15:18:18 +0000 http://www.claimscon.org/?page_id=11464 Certification of Application Form and Attached Documents The application form and attached documents submitted to the Claims Conference must be certified by one of the following entities: A notary public German consulate Bank City/Town Hall Jewish social service agency possessing … Continue reading

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Article 2 Fund: Eligibility Guidelines http://www.claimscon.org/what-we-do/compensation/background/article2/eligibility/ Thu, 29 Jan 2015 16:46:36 +0000 http://www.claimscon.org/?page_id=11442 The Article 2 Fund is administered by the Claims Conference, but is governed by eligibility criteria established by the German government. The Claims Conference encourages people who think that they may have a claim to apply. If you have any … Continue reading

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Hardship Fund Eligibility http://www.claimscon.org/what-we-do/compensation/background/hardship/eligibility/ Wed, 28 Jan 2015 21:36:47 +0000 http://www.claimscon.org/?page_id=11479 The Hardship Fund is administered by the Claims Conference, but is governed by eligibility criteria established by the German government. The Claims Conference encourages people who think that they may have a claim to apply. If you have any questions … Continue reading

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Child Survivor Fund Launched http://www.claimscon.org/2015/01/child-survivor-fund-launched/ Thu, 01 Jan 2015 22:42:18 +0000 http://www.claimscon.org/?p=11388 Eligible Survivors Should Apply to Receive 2,500 Euro One-Time Payment Applications have been mailed to survivors who the Claims Conference believes may be eligible for its new Child Survivor Fund. The Claims Conference gathered information about these survivors from other compensation programs. Continue reading

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Social Security Administration Announcement 2014 http://www.claimscon.org/what-we-do/compensation/payments-benefits/ssa-announcement/ Wed, 31 Dec 2014 15:04:12 +0000 http://www.claimscon.org/?page_id=11439 The U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) has recently issued several announcements regarding the exemption of Holocaust-related compensation payments from being considered in calculating income for purposes of Social Security payments. ZRBG (German Social Security Pension for Work in Ghettos): The … Continue reading

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Claims Conference Allocating $365 Million for Aid to Holocaust Victims for 2015 http://www.claimscon.org/2014/12/claims-conference-allocating-365-million-for-aid-to-holocaust-victims-for-2015/ Mon, 15 Dec 2014 14:57:28 +0000 http://www.claimscon.org/?p=11371 Funding Provides Homecare, Medical Care, Food and Other Help in 47 Countries Elderly Jewish Holocaust victims, the last of their generation to have endured the horrors of the Nazi genocide, will receive significantly more aid in 2015.  In 2015, total … Continue reading

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Gurlitt Trove Investigation Must Intensify, Transparency Increase http://www.claimscon.org/2014/11/gurlitt-trove-investigation-must-intensify-transparency-increase/ Mon, 24 Nov 2014 19:49:05 +0000 http://www.claimscon.org/?p=11350 With the Bern Kunstmuseum’s announcement that it will accept ownership of the Gurlitt artwork collection, the Claims Conference calls on Germany to intensify and expand its investigation of the artworks so that Nazi-looted items can be identified and restituted. The … Continue reading

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Claims Conference Launches International Short Film Contest for Graduate Students and Recent Grads http://www.claimscon.org/2014/11/claims-conference-launches-international-film-contest-for-graduate-students-and-recent-grads/ Tue, 18 Nov 2014 19:54:18 +0000 http://www.claimscon.org/?p=11343 Winner to Receive $40,000 to Produce Holocaust Film Short The Claims Conference has launched “Short Film, Large Subject: The Holocaust Film Competition.” This is the organization’s first film contest, open to students currently enrolled in graduate-level film schools or recent graduates from accredited programs. Continue reading

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Safe Rooms Will Protect Survivors in Be’er Sheva http://www.claimscon.org/regions/israel/safe-rooms-beer-sheva/ Thu, 06 Nov 2014 19:55:41 +0000 http://www.claimscon.org/?page_id=11332 During the summer of 2014, with Israel under constant attack, the Claims Conference saw how its work to provide safe rooms in Amigour sheltered housing units helped protect its residents, nearly all of whom are Nazi victims.  With southern cities … Continue reading

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Preserving Polish Jewish History http://www.claimscon.org/what-we-do/allocations/red/documentation/polish-museum/ Tue, 04 Nov 2014 19:58:26 +0000 http://www.claimscon.org/?page_id=11318 When Marian Turski was 14, he was forced, with his parents and younger brother, into the Lodz Ghetto and then deported to Auschwitz-Birkenau in August 1944. He survived a death march to Buchenwald in January 1945, and was then sent on a … Continue reading

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Discovery at Sobibor Filmed with Claims Conference Support http://www.claimscon.org/what-we-do/allocations/red/documentation/discovery-at-sobibor/ Wed, 17 Sep 2014 19:52:57 +0000 http://www.claimscon.org/?page_id=11252 The Sobibor Documentation Project The gas chambers of the Sobibor death camp in Poland, destroyed by the Nazis after the 1943 prisoner uprising, have been unearthed by an archaeological expedition. The Claims Conference is proud to support documentation of this … Continue reading

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Art and Judaica Looted by Nazis from Jews Still Largely Unidentified; Review of 50 Countries Shows Little Progress Despite International Pacts http://www.claimscon.org/2014/09/looted-art-update/ Wed, 10 Sep 2014 12:44:57 +0000 http://www.claimscon.org/?p=11227 Claims Conference/WJRO Calls for International Association of Provenance Researchers Claims Conference President Julius Berman announced that a new report shows that 15 years after the first international agreement regarding restitution of Nazi-era looted art, most countries have made little progress toward returning stolen … Continue reading

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Child Survivor Fund: Frequently Asked Questions http://www.claimscon.org/what-we-do/compensation/background/child-survivor-fund/child-survivor-fund-frequently-asked-questions/ Fri, 05 Sep 2014 18:23:10 +0000 http://www.claimscon.org/?page_id=11218 Who is eligible? This fund is open to Jewish Nazi victims who were persecuted as Jews and were born January 1, 1928 or later AND who suffered one of the following types of persecution: (I) Were in a concentration camp; … Continue reading

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Claims Conference Reaches Landmark Agreement with Germany to Assist Child Survivors of the Holocaust http://www.claimscon.org/2014/09/child-survivors/ Wed, 03 Sep 2014 21:12:04 +0000 http://www.claimscon.org/?p=11208 The Claims Conference has reached a landmark agreement with the German Finance Ministry under which the organization and the German government will together provide assistance to Jewish child survivors of the Holocaust. “The joint fund will recognize survivors worldwide who were … Continue reading

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Demographer http://www.claimscon.org/about/careers/demographer/ Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:57:17 +0000 http://www.claimscon.org/?page_id=11197 The Claims Conference is currently recruiting for a full-time Demographer to work out of our New York Headquarters. Continue reading

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Honoring the Righteous http://www.claimscon.org/what-we-do/allocations/social/the-righteous-gentiles-program/honoring-the-righteous/ Mon, 18 Aug 2014 21:02:57 +0000 http://www.claimscon.org/?page_id=11186 In May 1943, a young Jewish boy and his parents were taken into hiding on a farm in Poland, after escaping the Siemiatycze Ghetto, ending up in a forest and having no other place to hide. The family that owned … Continue reading

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The Righteous Gentiles Program http://www.claimscon.org/what-we-do/allocations/social/the-righteous-gentiles-program/ Mon, 18 Aug 2014 20:52:52 +0000 http://www.claimscon.org/?page_id=11182 The Righteous Gentiles program, known as the Hassidei Umot Haolam program, was created in 1963 to aid non-Jews, now in need of financial assistance, who risked their own lives to save Jewish lives during the Holocaust. The Claims Conference was … Continue reading

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Ludwik Brylant http://www.claimscon.org/regions/eastern-europe/poland/ludwik-brylant/ Mon, 18 Aug 2014 20:29:37 +0000 http://www.claimscon.org/?page_id=11179 As a child of 8, Ludwik Brylant escaped from the Warsaw Ghetto and survived the Shoah in hiding. Now 81 years old and living in Lublin, Ludwik receives services from Poland’s Central Jewish Welfare Commission through funding from the Claims … Continue reading

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Katarzyna Meloch-Jackl http://www.claimscon.org/regions/eastern-europe/poland/katarzyna-meloch-jackl/ Mon, 18 Aug 2014 20:22:40 +0000 http://www.claimscon.org/?page_id=11176 Katarzyna Meloch-Jackl of Warsaw says she has to live until 90 because she has so much to write about Jewish history and the Shoah. The homecare help she receives from Poland’s Central Jewish Welfare Commission, through funding from the Claims … Continue reading

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Stories of Holocaust Victims Saved by Righteous Gentiles http://www.claimscon.org/what-we-do/allocations/social/the-righteous-gentiles-program/righteous-gentiles-stories/ Mon, 18 Aug 2014 20:04:31 +0000 http://www.claimscon.org/?page_id=11172 The post Stories of Holocaust Victims Saved by Righteous Gentiles appeared first on Claims Conference.

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Survivor Story: Rosa Kokh http://www.claimscon.org/regions/western-europe/france/survivor-story-rosa-kokh/ Mon, 18 Aug 2014 16:55:28 +0000 http://www.claimscon.org/?page_id=11169 As a young mother, Rosa Kokh of Paris was hidden by Righteous Gentiles in the Free Zone of France with her husband and child. Now, with the homecare help she receives from ADIAM Solidarite, through a grant by the Claims … Continue reading

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Protecting Holocaust Victims in Israel http://www.claimscon.org/regions/israel/israel-shelters/ Mon, 11 Aug 2014 16:24:14 +0000 http://www.claimscon.org/?page_id=11136 Added Funding Helps Safeguard Vulnerable Nazi Victims In the South As the rocket attacks from Gaza continue, Holocaust victims are particularly vulnerable, physically and emotionally. With southern cities having faced attacks for years, the Claims Conference has worked closely with … Continue reading

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Chief Marketing Officer http://www.claimscon.org/about/careers/chief-marketing-officer/ Mon, 04 Aug 2014 15:48:07 +0000 http://www.claimscon.org/?page_id=11128 Reporting to the Executive Vice President (EVP), the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) will spearhead marketing activities as the Claims Conference continues to expand domestically and globally. Continue reading

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Claims Conference Board of Directors Charts Future Course at Annual Meeting http://www.claimscon.org/2014/07/claims-conference-board-of-directors-charts-future-course-at-annual-meeting/ Mon, 14 Jul 2014 15:07:38 +0000 http://www.claimscon.org/?p=11100 Establishes Demographic Research & Policy Unit to Track Shoah Victim Needs Board Approves Recommendations of Structure & Governance Panel; Officers Elected After extensive discussion among more than 60 representatives from its member organizations at the annual meeting of the Claims … Continue reading

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General Controller Summary Report 2014 http://www.claimscon.org/2014/06/general-controller-summary-report-2014/ Thu, 19 Jun 2014 18:56:23 +0000 http://www.claimscon.org/?p=11035 General Controller Annual Summary Report 2014

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Grants Database 2014 http://www.claimscon.org/grants-database-2014/ Thu, 12 Jun 2014 18:42:28 +0000 http://www.claimscon.org/?page_id=10976 Search the list of 2014 grantees by keyword. To find local assistance for Holocaust survivors, please see our list of Help centers. 

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Volunteer Visitor Bonds With Survivor http://www.claimscon.org/regions/israel/revital/ Fri, 02 May 2014 15:43:29 +0000 http://www.claimscon.org/?page_id=10857 In Israel, Hillel, the Jewish university student organization, has found a way to make the vital connection between young people and survivors so the stories of the Shoah may continue to be told for generations to come. Through Zachor v’Kabed, … Continue reading

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Promoting U.K. Shoah Education http://www.claimscon.org/what-we-do/allocations/red/education/cameron-education/ Tue, 25 Mar 2014 21:11:59 +0000 http://www.claimscon.org/?page_id=10807 In 1938, Max Lichtwitz of Berlin, a widower, made the heartbreaking decision to send his only child, Heinz, to the United Kingdom as part of the Kindertransport to save him from the growing persecution of the Jews. Heinz was placed … Continue reading

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Ukraine Update http://www.claimscon.org/2014/03/ukraine-update/ Fri, 14 Mar 2014 18:49:55 +0000 http://www.claimscon.org/?p=10766 Mihail, 82, had not left his one-room Kiev apartment since the recent unrest in the Ukrainian capital turned violent.  Frightened and alone, he was indescribably grateful when Alena Druzhynina showed up at his apartment with a food package from Hesed … Continue reading

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Serbia http://www.claimscon.org/regions/eastern-europe/serbia/ Mon, 03 Mar 2014 22:22:53 +0000 http://www.claimscon.org/?page_id=10707 The Federation of Jewish Communities in Serbia is the representative body of ten local Jewish community branches in Serbia.  The organization coordinates a healthcare project to provide welfare services for Nazi victims who are not covered by government health insurance. … Continue reading

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Survivor Story: Georgette Hancock http://www.claimscon.org/regions/north-america/united-states/georgette-hancock/ Mon, 03 Mar 2014 21:51:39 +0000 http://www.claimscon.org/?page_id=10699 Georgette Hancock lives alone in Portland, Oregon, after her daughter, son-in-law and four grandchildren recently moved away. But Georgette says the staff at Jewish Family & Child Service in Portland supports her and cares for her, with the funds it … Continue reading

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Tribute to Saul Kagan http://www.claimscon.org/kagantribute/ Thu, 20 Feb 2014 14:48:25 +0000 http://www.claimscon.org/?page_id=10680 The post Tribute to Saul Kagan appeared first on Claims Conference.

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Survivor Story: Rosa Lindenberg http://www.claimscon.org/regions/north-america/united-states/florida/survivor-story-rosa-lindenberg/ Mon, 27 Jan 2014 15:53:14 +0000 http://www.claimscon.org/?page_id=10643 Rosa Lindenberg and her husband, Leo, both Holocaust survivors, did everything they were supposed to do to save for retirement and their old age. Unfortunately, due to Leo’s prolonged illness, the couple depleted their savings, and Rosa must now rely … Continue reading

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Lithuania http://www.claimscon.org/regions/fsu/lithuania/ Thu, 23 Jan 2014 20:36:11 +0000 http://www.claimscon.org/?page_id=10626 The economies of the Baltic States remain very weak.  The health and welfare situation of the elderly, particularly the disabled, continues to worsen as the Baltic States reduce their social spending trying to meet the budgetary requirements of the European … Continue reading

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Survivor Story: Inga Kanyevskaya http://www.claimscon.org/regions/fsu/ukraine/survivor-story-inga-kanyevskaya/ Thu, 23 Jan 2014 17:06:25 +0000 http://www.claimscon.org/?page_id=10622 Inga Kanyevskaya of Kiev, Ukraine couldn’t have recovered from a broken back several years ago, she says, without vital assistance from Hesed B’nei Azriel, which has “saved me with homecare.” Inga, now 80, credits her recovery after 10 bedridden months, … Continue reading

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Survivor Story: Maia Filevskaya http://www.claimscon.org/regions/fsu/estonia/survivor-story-maia-filevskaya/ Wed, 22 Jan 2014 22:20:07 +0000 http://www.claimscon.org/?page_id=10617 Maia Filevskaya has been a member of the Jewish Community of Estonia since 1992, just after it was formally established. She used to take part in all its events and activities, and when the synagogue opened, she attended Shabbat services. … Continue reading

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Estonia http://www.claimscon.org/regions/fsu/estonia/ Thu, 16 Jan 2014 19:42:02 +0000 http://www.claimscon.org/?page_id=10610 The economies of the Baltic States remain very weak.  The health and welfare situation of the elderly, particularly the disabled, continues to worsen as the Baltic States reduce their social spending trying to meet the budgetary requirements of the European … Continue reading

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Denmark http://www.claimscon.org/regions/western-europe/denmark/ Thu, 16 Jan 2014 19:26:59 +0000 http://www.claimscon.org/?page_id=10606 Direct compensation payments are made from the Article 2 Fund and the Hardship Fund. The Claims Conference negotiates on an ongoing basis with the German government to include additional Nazi victims in compensation programs, increase payments, and provide increased funds … Continue reading

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Claims Conference Recommends Two Appointees to Gurlitt Art Task Force http://www.claimscon.org/2014/01/claims-conference-recommends-two-appointees-to-gurlitt-art-task-force/ Wed, 08 Jan 2014 15:41:28 +0000 http://www.claimscon.org/?p=10649 Experts in Looted Art and Restitution; Calls for Transparency, Cites Moral Imperative January 8, 2014 — To assist in determining the extent and origin of Nazi-looted art in the collection discovered to be in the possession of Cornelius Gurlitt in … Continue reading

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Sweden http://www.claimscon.org/regions/western-europe/sweden/ Tue, 10 Dec 2013 21:32:57 +0000 http://www.claimscon.org/?page_id=10532 Direct compensation Direct compensation payments are made from the Article 2 Fund and the Hardship Fund. The Claims Conference negotiates on an ongoing basis with the German government to include additional Nazi victims in compensation programs, increase payments, and provide … Continue reading

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Latvia http://www.claimscon.org/regions/fsu/latvia/ Thu, 05 Dec 2013 22:09:30 +0000 http://www.claimscon.org/?page_id=10510 The elderly, a vulnerable population in Latvia, have been severely affected by the economic situation in the Baltics. As the Baltic governments look to find ways to reduce costs, much-needed social services are being eliminated. This is particularly true of … Continue reading

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Croatia http://www.claimscon.org/regions/eastern-europe/croatia/ Thu, 05 Dec 2013 21:35:19 +0000 http://www.claimscon.org/?page_id=10507 Direct compensation payments are made from the Central and Eastern European Fund (CEEF) and from the Holocaust Victim Compensation Fund (HVCF). Beginning in January 2013, CEEF payments increased to €300 per month from €260 due to Claims Conference negotiations with … Continue reading

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Past Media Coverage http://www.claimscon.org/news-media/claims-conference-in-the-media/past/ Thu, 05 Dec 2013 17:49:24 +0000 http://www.claimscon.org/?page_id=10501 2012 December 17, 2012 For 60th Year, Germany Honors Duty to Pay Holocaust Victims New York Times July 11, 2012 $70 billion on, Claims Conf. marks 60 years of reparations from Germany JTA March 19, 2012 Israeli journalists apologize to … Continue reading

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Auschwitz Pavilion http://www.claimscon.org/what-we-do/allocations/red/documentation/auschwitz-pavilion/ Thu, 21 Nov 2013 22:19:43 +0000 http://www.claimscon.org/?page_id=10468 A new permanent exhibition at the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum has updated decades-old information with a compelling format, placing the murder of more than 1 million Jews at the death camp in the larger context of the Holocaust. The Auschwitz Pavilion, created … Continue reading

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Holocaust Victims to Receive an Additional $4 Million in Aid From Weinberg Foundation Grant to Claims Conference http://www.claimscon.org/2013/11/weinberg/ Tue, 19 Nov 2013 15:37:37 +0000 http://www.claimscon.org/?p=10440 The Claims Conference has received an additional $4 million grant from the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation to provide emergency assistance to Holocaust victims in North America. The Weinberg Foundation, one of the largest private Jewish foundations in the U.S., … Continue reading

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Weinberg Emergency Assistance Fund http://www.claimscon.org/regions/north-america/weinberg-emergency-assistance-fund/ Thu, 14 Nov 2013 18:06:20 +0000 http://www.claimscon.org/?page_id=10412 Organizations Receiving Funding from the Weinberg Holocaust Survivors Emergency Assistance Fund CANADA Jewish Family & Child Service, Toronto, ON Cummings Jewish Centre for Seniors, Montreal, QC UNITED STATES Arizona Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Southern Arizona, Tucson California Jewish … Continue reading

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Grants Database 2013 http://www.claimscon.org/allocations-2013/ Wed, 13 Nov 2013 16:53:21 +0000 http://www.claimscon.org/?page_id=10286 Search the list of 2013 grantees by keyword. To find local assistance for Holocaust survivors, please see our list of Help centers. 

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Saul Kagan, Architect of Holocaust Restitution http://www.claimscon.org/about/history/saul-kagan/ Mon, 11 Nov 2013 16:37:05 +0000 http://www.claimscon.org/?page_id=10289 Saul Kagan z”l made it his life’s calling to attain a small measure of justice for Jewish victims of Nazi persecution. A memorial tribute to honor his life was held on Monday, February 24, 2014 at the Center for Jewish … Continue reading

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Looted Art & Cultural Property Grants http://www.claimscon.org/what-we-do/allocations/red/art-grants/ Fri, 08 Nov 2013 16:34:10 +0000 http://www.claimscon.org/?page_id=10323 The Claims Conference allocates funds for projects relating to looted art and cultural property. ERR Project The compiling and making available of the records of the Einsatzstab Reichsleiter Rosenberg (ERR). Nazi-Era Provenance Internet Portal (NEPIP): Created by the American Association of … Continue reading

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Nazi-Looted Art Trove Discovered in Munich Must Be Made Public to Aid Restitution http://www.claimscon.org/2013/11/nazi-looted-art-trove-discovered-in-munich-must-be-made-public-to-aid-restitution/ Thu, 07 Nov 2013 18:55:58 +0000 http://www.claimscon.org/?p=10301 Contact information for inquiries about the artworks discovered in Munich 1) The Coordination Office for Lost Art in Magdeburg: Koordinierungsstelle Magdeburg Turmschanzenstr. 32 39114 Magdeburg Germany Fax: 01149 391 567 3899 2) The Prosecutor’s Office in Augsburg: Staatsanwaltschaft Augsburg Herrn … Continue reading

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Fellow Profile: Laura Brade http://www.claimscon.org/what-we-do/allocations/red/education/fellowships/fellow-profile-laura-brade/ Fri, 01 Nov 2013 17:22:48 +0000 http://www.claimscon.org/?page_id=10272 Laura Brade is a Kagan Fellow at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, where she is a Ph.D. candidate in history. Continue reading

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Survivor Story: Stefan Tennenbaum http://www.claimscon.org/regions/western-europe/sweden/stefan-tenenbaum/ Tue, 15 Oct 2013 19:31:32 +0000 http://www.claimscon.org/?page_id=10246 At 101, Stefan Tennenbaum still lives in his own apartment in Malmo, Sweden. Though he has pulmonary disease and needs medication, with help of a twice-monthly homecare worker, Stefan is able to remain safely on his own. Stefan grew up … Continue reading

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Survivor Story: Perla Segen http://www.claimscon.org/regions/israel/survivor-story-perla-segen/ Tue, 15 Oct 2013 19:22:47 +0000 http://www.claimscon.org/?page_id=10243 Perla Segen was 17 when the Germans reached her hometown of Chelm, Poland in 1939. When her husband was drafted by the Soviet army, she was newly married with a newborn daughter. She was married and had a newborn daughter, … Continue reading

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