Jewish applicants who plausibly demonstrate that they were admitted into Switzerland and were detained, mistreated, or abused there, and whose names match against a list in the Court’s possession of refugees admitted into Switzerland during the Holocaust, are eligible for the $725 payment.
Names of applicants who were denied entry into or expelled from Switzerland are being compared to the Swiss government list obtained by the Court. However, the list is not complete and a claim for expulsion or denial may be eligible even if the applicant’s name did not appear. Applicants who plausibly demonstrate expulsion or denial, by appearing on the published list or otherwise, are eligible for a payment of $3,625.
The application deadline was December 31, 2001.
Victims or Targets of Nazi Persecution who were Romani, Jehovah’s Witness, homosexual, or mentally or physically disabled or handicapped should contact the International Organization for Migration to obtain an application: www.iom.int
The Claims Conference has paid or approved for payment 3,858 Holocaust survivors in 24 countries a total of $10.6 million under this program.