January 1, 2007
"Slave Laborers" were persons who were compelled to perform work in a concentration camp (as defined by previous German indemnification legislation), a ghetto, or a similar place of incarceration under comparable conditions. They were eligible for up to €7,669.
"Forced Laborers" were persons who were deported from their homeland to the territory of the German Reich or to a German occupied area and forced to perform work (other than Slave Labor), outside the territory of Austria. They were eligible for up to €2,556.
Payments were made in two installments. The Claims Conference was able to make the maximum allowed payments to eligible applicants.
The Claims Conference was responsible for administering payments to Jewish former slave and forced laborers, except those currently residing in Poland, the Czech Republic, and the republics of the former Soviet Union, whose claims were processed by their respective national Reconciliation Foundations.
In order to prepare for this large logistical challenge, the Claims Conference took steps such as the following: