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Claims Conference News

2015

  • Announcement Regarding Appeals/Investigation

    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 the University of Connecticut School of Law, where he taught courses ...
  • Holocaust Survivors Begin Jewish New Year With More Payments and Aid

    Eran-Shoham Simchi, right, of the Jewish Welfare Organization in Zurich visits with survivors Katharina and Erwin Hardy. Katharina receives an Article 2 pension as well as homecare and dental care. On the day of the visit, her husband Erwin received news that he was approved for an Article 2 pension as well.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.
  • Child Survivor Fund Makes First Payments

    child-survivor-fundHolocaust 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.
  • Child Survivor Fund Launched

    “Jewish children were in constant fear of death during the Holocaust.  As you can imagine, this distress and the horrors of the Shoah have permeated so many aspects of their lives,” said Ambassador Stuart Eizenstat, Claims Conference Special Negotiator. Photo: Memorial de la Shoah, ParisEligible 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.

 

2014

  • Social Security Administration Announcement 2014

    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 SSA issued an “Emergency Message” in 2014, providing SSA staff with operating ...
  • Claims Conference Allocating $365 Million for Aid to Holocaust Victims for 2015

    Poland homecareFunding 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 Claims Conference allocations to social service organizations around the world will total ...
  • Gurlitt Trove Investigation Must Intensify, Transparency Increase

    The painting "Couple in the Countryside" by Conrad Felixmüller is listed among works in the Gurlitt collection.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 Claims Conference welcomes the readiness of the German government and the ...
  • Claims Conference Launches International Short Film Contest for Graduate Students and Recent Grads

    filmcontest-homeWinner 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.
  • Discovery at Sobibor Filmed with Claims Conference Support

    Tracks leading to the Sobibór railway yard Photo: Jacques LahitteThe 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 momentous project. A grant to the Sobibor Documentation Project of the Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic ...
  • Art and Judaica Looted by Nazis from Jews Still Largely Unidentified; Review of 50 Countries Shows Little Progress Despite International Pacts

    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 cultural items to their rightful owners. A survey of 50 countries ...
  • Claims Conference Reaches Landmark Agreement with Germany to Assist Child Survivors of the Holocaust

    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 in camps, ghettos, hiding and false identity for psychological and medical ...
  • Claims Conference Board of Directors Charts Future Course at Annual Meeting

    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 Conference, the Board of Directors voted on the long-term future direction of ...
  • General Controller Summary Report 2014

    General Controller Annual Summary Report 2014
  • Ukraine Update

    ukraine2Mihail, 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 B’nei Azriel. She walked through the then-dangerously chaotic Independence Square ...
  • Claims Conference Recommends Two Appointees to Gurlitt Art Task Force

    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 Munich, Germany, the Claims Conference has recommended two experts in Holocaust-era ...

2013

  • Holocaust Victims to Receive an Additional $4 Million in Aid From Weinberg Foundation Grant to Claims Conference

    lindenberg-FloridaThe 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., has as its mission the funding of nonprofit organizations that ...
  • Nazi-Looted Art Trove Discovered in Munich Must Be Made Public to Aid Restitution

    Sitting Woman, by Henri Matisse, was among the art works thought lost during WWII but found in the Munich apartment. 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 Leitenden Oberstaatsanwalt Nemetz 86197 Augsburg Germany Fax: 01149 821 3105-1360 3) Any Embassy or Consulate of the Federal Republic of Germany Nov. 5, 2013 ...
  • New Online Video Series Provides Expert Guidance On Health & Well-Being For Family Caregivers Of Holocaust Survivors

    New Approaches Provide Vital Support for Non-Professional Caregivers September 30 – The Claims Conference today announced the launch of its Caregiver Support Seminars, an online series of presentations providing advice and information to family caregivers of Holocaust victims, covering medical, emotional and legal concerns presented by health care specialists in fields ...
  • Hungary Releases Promised $5.6 Million to Claims Conference for Holocaust Survivor Aid Worldwide

    Hungarian Holocaust survivorsThe Claims Conference is pleased to announce that the government of Hungary, after protracted and difficult talks over the course of several years, has agreed to release $5.6 million in previously committed funds for social welfare services for needy Holocaust survivors of Hungarian origin living outside of Hungary. In order to ...
  • General Controller Annual Summary Report: 2013

    The June 17, 2013 report may be viewed here.
  • General Controller Summary Report 2013

    General Controller Annual Summary Report 2013
  • Claims Conference Reaches $1 Billion Agreement with German Government for Survivor Homecare

    May 28, 2013 – The Claims Conference has negotiated an agreement under which the German government has committed to provide approximately $1 billion over a four-year period for homecare for Jewish Holocaust victims, with the annual amount increasing every year through 2017. The German government agreed, in its talks with the Claims Conference, to provide €205 million ($266 million) in 2015 – an increase of 45 ...
  • Claims Conference Pension Changes

    Two rounds of Claims Conference negotiations with the German government within one year have substantially altered the contours of compensation programs available to Holocaust victims.The Claims Conference is very pleased to announce significant changes in the eligibility criteria for Holocaust survivor pensions from the Claims Conference Article 2 Fund and Central and Eastern European Fund (CEEF) as of January 1, 2013. After long and hard-fought negotiations with the German government, these pensions may now ...
  • Helping survivors After Hurricane Sandy

    Ellen Goelz, Consul of the Federal Republic of Germany in New York, Greg Schneider, Executive Vice President, Claims Conference, Rabbi Moshe Wiener, Executive Director, JCCGCIWith the region’s recovery from the storm slow and continuing for some time, the Claims Conference has been working on numerous fronts to assist survivors and generate awareness about their plight as well as that of agencies in affected areas. The Claims Conference has allocated $750,000 in emergency funds to ...

2012


2011

  • Certain Jews Who Fled Nazi Advance from Areas Never Occupied Will Receive One-time compensation; Certain Orphans, Western Persecutees Also to be Paid

    This post is for historical informational purposes only. Please do not refer to this post for information pertaining to current Claims Conference programs. Visit What We Do for current program guidelines and information. Thank you. December 25, 2011 The Claims Conference announces three changes to the Hardship Fund that will enable thousands of Jewish ...
  • Claims Conference Negotiates Pensions for Additional 16,000 Survivors; German Government Criteria Changes Largely Affect Child Survivors

    This post is for historical informational purposes only. Please do not refer to this post for information pertaining to current Claims Conference programs. Visit What We Do for current program guidelines and information. Thank you. December 5, 2011 Certain Holocaust survivors who have been denied German compensation pensions will now be eligible to receive ...
  • Certain Ghetto Survivors Can Now Receive Both “Ghetto Pension” and Ghetto Fund Payment; Application Deadline Abolished

    This post is for historical informational purposes only. Please do not refer to this post for information pertaining to current Claims Conference programs. Visit What We Do for current program guidelines and information. Thank you. November 28, 2011 In negotiations with the Claims Conference, the German government has agreed to remove the application deadline ...
  • Running to do a Mitzvah

    This post is for historical informational purposes only. Please do not refer to this post for information pertaining to current Claims Conference programs. Visit What We Do for current program guidelines and information. Thank you. October 31, 2011 For the third year in a row, Michelle will co-captain a team in the ING New ...
  • Announcement Regarding Actions by U.S. Attorney and FBI

    This post is for historical informational purposes only. Please do not refer to this post for information pertaining to current Claims Conference programs. Visit What We Do for current program guidelines and information. Thank you. October 12, 2011 NEW YORK, October 12, 2011 — The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference) ...
  • 70 Years After Leningrad Siege, Working for Its Victims

    This post is for historical informational purposes only. Please do not refer to this post for information pertaining to current Claims Conference programs. Visit What We Do for current program guidelines and information. Thank you. September 8 , 2011 Top: Sara, a homebound Jewish survivor of the Leningrad siege, receives vital aid funded by ...
  • Update on Compensation Programs Investigation

    This post is for historical informational purposes only. Please do not refer to this post for information pertaining to current Claims Conference programs. Visit What We Do for current program guidelines and information. Thank you. August 2, 2011 In December 2009, the Claims Conference brought evidence of fraud to the Federal Bureau of Investigation ...
  • 7,000 Holocaust Victims in Eastern Europe to Receive Payments for First Time, Long-Sought Goal; €13.4 Million ($20 Million) to Be Paid

    This post is for historical informational purposes only. Please do not refer to this post for information pertaining to current Claims Conference programs. Visit What We Do for current program guidelines and information. Thank you. July 12, 2011 For the first time, after nearly two decades of Claims Conference negotiations, Jewish Holocaust victims in ...
  • General Controller Annual Summary Report: 2011

    The June 22, 2011 report may be viewed here.
  • Major Jewish Organizations Oppose Proposed Holocaust Insurance Legislation

    This post is for historical informational purposes only. Please do not refer to this post for information pertaining to current Claims Conference programs. Visit What We Do for current program guidelines and information. Thank you. June 6, 2011 In a letter to Congress, six major Jewish organizations that have been long-time advocates for Holocaust ...
  • Documenting Plunder

    This post is for historical informational purposes only. Please do not refer to this post for information pertaining to current Claims Conference programs. Visit What We Do for current program guidelines and information. Thank you. May 10, 2011 The Claims Conference has helped launch two initiatives to enable easier and faster searches of records ...
  • Claims Conference Obtains Approximately $26 Million For 7,000 Holocaust Victims Who Lived Under Persecutory Restrictions

    This post is for historical informational purposes only. Please do not refer to this post for information pertaining to current Claims Conference programs. Visit What We Do for current program guidelines and information. Thank you. April 29, 2011 The Claims Conference could pay a total of approximately $26 million to 7,000 Jewish victims of ...
  • Claims Conference Negotiates Landmark $600 Million Agreement for Homecare and Pensions

    This post is for historical informational purposes only. Please do not refer to this post for information pertaining to current Claims Conference programs. Visit What We Do for current program guidelines and information. Thank you. April 5, 2011 In annual negotiations with the German Ministry of Finance on April 4, the Claims Conference obtained ...
  • Announcement Regarding the Hardship Fund

    This post is for historical informational purposes only. Please do not refer to this post for information pertaining to current Claims Conference programs. Visit What We Do for current program guidelines and information. Thank you. February 11, 2011 The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference) recently discovered that it was victimized ...

2010

  • Claims Conference Obtains Doubled Funds from Germany for 2011 Social Aid: $145 Million to Help Holocaust Victims in 32 Countries

    This post is for historical informational purposes only. Please do not refer to this post for information pertaining to current Claims Conference programs. Visit What We Do for current program guidelines and information. Thank you. December 6, 2010 The Claims Conference has negotiated a historic agreement with the German government to provide €110 million ...
  • Announcement Regarding Actions by U.S. Attorney and FBI

    This post is for historical informational purposes only. Please do not refer to this post for information pertaining to current Claims Conference programs. Visit What We Do for current program guidelines and information. Thank you. November 9, 2010 Announcement regarding actions by U.S. Attorney and FBI The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims ...
  • More Than 10,000 Unrestituted Nazi-looted Art Objects Now Listed on Internet

    This post is for historical informational purposes only. Please do not refer to this post for information pertaining to current Claims Conference programs. Visit What We Do for current program guidelines and information. Thank you. October 18, 2010 More Than 10,000 Unrestituted Nazi-looted Art Objects Now Listed on Internet The Nazi records and photographs of ...
  • Announcement Regarding Appeals/Investigation

    This post is for historical informational purposes only. Please do not refer to this post for information pertaining to current Claims Conference programs. Visit What We Do for current program guidelines and information. Thank you. October 5, 2010 Announcement Regarding Appeals/Investigation The Claims Conference has appointed Justice Herman Cahn, formerly of the New York Supreme ...
  • Holocaust Victims to Receive $10 Million in Aid from Weinberg Foundation Grant to Claims Conference

    This post is for historical informational purposes only. Please do not refer to this post for information pertaining to current Claims Conference programs. Visit What We Do for current program guidelines and information. Thank you. July 13, 2010 Holocaust Victims to Receive $10 Million in Aid from Weinberg Foundation Grant to Claims Conference Claims Conference ...
  • Announcement Regarding the Article 2 Fund

    This post is for historical informational purposes only. Please do not refer to this post for information pertaining to current Claims Conference programs. Visit What We Do for current program guidelines and information. Thank you. July 1, 2010 As part of its ongoing investigation of the fraud perpetrated on its individual compensation programs, the ...
  • Ghetto Pension Claims to be Re-Opened: Claims Conference Secures Commitment from Germany

    This post is for historical informational purposes only. Please do not refer to this post for information pertaining to current Claims Conference programs. Visit What We Do for current program guidelines and information. Thank you. March 19, 2010 In meetings with the Claims Conference, the German Social Security Administration pledged that all Holocaust survivors ...
  • Major Increase in Homecare Funds for Holocaust Survivors from Claims Conference Negotiations with Germany

    This post is for historical informational purposes only. Please do not refer to this post for information pertaining to current Claims Conference programs. Visit What We Do for current program guidelines and information. Thank you. March 12, 2010 Claims Conference Negotiates Total of €91 Million (USD $125 Million) in Additional Funding for Survivor Homecare ...
  • Announcement Regarding the Hardship Fund

    This post is for historical informational purposes only. Please do not refer to this post for information pertaining to current Claims Conference programs. Visit What We Do for current program guidelines and information. Thank you. February 11, 2010 The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference) recently discovered that it was victimized ...

2009

  • German Social Security – The ‘Ghetto Pension’

    This post is for historical informational purposes only. Please do not refer to this post for information pertaining to current Claims Conference programs. Visit What We Do for current program guidelines and information. Thank you. October 20, 2009 Previously rejected applications from Holocaust survivors for German “Ghetto Pension” payments are automatically being re-evaluated, following ...
  • Recoveries By Claims Conference Successor Organization for Which It Has Received Funds January 1, 1993 – April 30, 2008

    This post is for historical informational purposes only. Please do not refer to this post for information pertaining to current Claims Conference programs. Visit What We Do for current program guidelines and information. Thank you. October 12, 2009 Further to a statement issued by the Claims Conference on April 22, 2008, the following is a ...
  • The Budapest Fund

    This post is for historical informational purposes only. Please do not refer to this post for information pertaining to current Claims Conference programs. Visit What We Do for current program guidelines and information. Thank you. September 30, 2009 One year after its establishment, the Claims Conference Budapest Fund has closed, having made €11.6 million ...
  • Austria-Pension Rights Expanded to Survivors Born After the Anschluss

    This post is for historical informational purposes only. Please do not refer to this post for information pertaining to current Claims Conference programs. Visit What We Do for current program guidelines and information. Thank you. August 11, 2009 In early July, the Austrian government and Parliament extended pension rights to former Austrians who were ...
  • Gregory Schneider Voted New Claims Conference Executive Vice President; Funding for Nazi Victims Needs Top Priority

    This post is for historical informational purposes only. Please do not refer to this post for information pertaining to current Claims Conference programs. Visit What We Do for current program guidelines and information. Thank you. July 15, 2009 Julius Berman, Chairman of the Claims Conference, announces that the Claims Conference Board of Directors ...
  • General Controller Annual Summary Report: 2009

    The June 22, 2009 report may be viewed here.
  • German Social Security for Ghetto Workers Liberalized

    This post is for historical informational purposes only. Please do not refer to this post for information pertaining to current Claims Conference programs. Visit What We Do for current program guidelines and information. Thank you. June 28, 2009 Regional Pension Institutions Frequently Asked Questions About German Social Security for Work in a Ghetto (ZRBG). Updated ...
  • German Social Security for Ghetto Workers Liberalized

    This post is for historical informational purposes only. Please do not refer to this post for information pertaining to current Claims Conference programs. Visit What We Do for current program guidelines and information. Thank you. June 20, 2009 German Social Security for Ghetto Workers Liberalized Following a decision of the German Federal Social Court (Bundessozialgericht) ...
  • Search Committee Formed

    This post is for historical informational purposes only. Please do not refer to this post for information pertaining to current Claims Conference programs. Visit What We Do for current program guidelines and information. Thank you. April 27, 2009 Following the announcement that Claims Conference Executive Vice President Gideon Taylor will step down from his ...
  • Goodwill Fund Announcement

    This post is for historical informational purposes only. Please do not refer to this post for information pertaining to current Claims Conference programs. Visit What We Do for current program guidelines and information. Thank you. April 1, 2009 The Goodwill Fund Guidelines have been amended as follows: If an application is made after March 31, ...
  • Announcement Regarding the Executive Vice President of the Claims Conference

    This post is for historical informational purposes only. Please do not refer to this post for information pertaining to current Claims Conference programs. Visit What We Do for current program guidelines and information. Thank you. March 25, 2009 After having served for 10 years as Executive Vice President of the Claims Conference, Gideon Taylor ...
  • 13,000 Needy Nazi Victims in 36 Countries to Receive $42 Million From Claims Conference Negotiations With Germany: Most Have Never Before Received Compensation

    This post is for historical informational purposes only. Please do not refer to this post for information pertaining to current Claims Conference programs. Visit What We Do for current program guidelines and information. Thank you. March 20, 2009 As a result of Claims Conference negotiations with the German government, Jewish victims of Nazism who ...
  • Needy Holocaust Survivors in Central & Eastern Europe to Receive Increased Payments from Claims Conference Negotiations

    This post is for historical informational purposes only. Please do not refer to this post for information pertaining to current Claims Conference programs. Visit What We Do for current program guidelines and information. Thank you. March 20, 2009 Pensions to Increase by Approximately €60 Million Over 10 Years; 35 Percent Increase for Survivors in ...
  • Nazi Victims in Gaza Region Receive $428,000 in Aid from Claims Conference as Part of Long-Standing Support

    This post is for historical informational purposes only. Please do not refer to this post for information pertaining to current Claims Conference programs. Visit What We Do for current program guidelines and information. Thank you. January 13, 2009 The Claims Conference is allocating more than $428,000 to assist Nazi victims living in areas under ...
  • Claims Conference to Increase Funds for Nazi Victim Services in 2009

    This post is for historical informational purposes only. Please do not refer to this post for information pertaining to current Claims Conference programs. Visit What We Do for current program guidelines and information. Thank you. January 9, 2009 $168 Million to Be Allocated in 43 Countries In these difficult economic times, the Claims Conference is ...

2008

  • Claims Conference to Press Germany to Reconsider Rejected Applications from Nazi Victims to Hardship Fund

    This post is for historical informational purposes only. Please do not refer to this post for information pertaining to current Claims Conference programs. Visit What We Do for current program guidelines and information. Thank you. November 5, 2008 The Claims Conference will continue negotiating with the German government for a review of rejected applications ...
  • Amb. Stuart Eizenstat to Serve as Claims Conference Special Negotiator

    This post is for historical informational purposes only. Please do not refer to this post for information pertaining to current Claims Conference programs. Visit What We Do for current program guidelines and information. Thank you. November 4, 2008 The Claims Conference is pleased to announce that Amb. Stuart Eizenstat has agreed to serve on ...
  • Announcement Concerning Leningrad Siege Applications

    This post is for historical informational purposes only. Please do not refer to this post for information pertaining to current Claims Conference programs. Visit What We Do for current program guidelines and information. Thank you. November 4, 2008 Claims Conference international outreach concerning Hardship Fund payments to certain Jewish survivors of the Nazi siege ...
  • Claims Conference Secures €12 Million For Jewish Budapest Holocaust Survivors

    This post is for historical informational purposes only. Please do not refer to this post for information pertaining to current Claims Conference programs. Visit What We Do for current program guidelines and information. Thank you. August 6, 2008 In negotiations with the German government, the Claims Conference has secured payments for certain Jewish survivors ...
  • Claims Conference Obtains German Payments for Jewish Survivors of Nazi Siege of Leningrad Now Living in West

    This post is for historical informational purposes only. Please do not refer to this post for information pertaining to current Claims Conference programs. Visit What We Do for current program guidelines and information. Thank you. July 20, 2008 In an historic breakthrough, the Claims Conference has negotiated one-time payments from Germany for certain Jewish ...
  • General Controller Annual Summary Report: 2008

    The July 8, 2008 report may be viewed here.
  • World Federation of Jewish Child Survivors of the Holocaust Becomes Member Organization

    This post is for historical informational purposes only. Please do not refer to this post for information pertaining to current Claims Conference programs. Visit What We Do for current program guidelines and information. Thank you. July 17, 2008 At its annual meeting July 8-9 2008, the Board of Directors of the Claims Conference approved ...
  • Claims Conference Increases Allocations to Assist Jewish Victims of Nazism Worldwide, Expanding Social Services

    This post is for historical informational purposes only. Please do not refer to this post for information pertaining to current Claims Conference programs. Visit What We Do for current program guidelines and information. Thank you. July 16, 2008 A June 2008 report by Myers – JDC – Brookdale Institute projects that in 15 ...
  • U.S. State Department Envoy Pressing Holocaust-Era Property Compensation in Eastern Europe

    This post is for historical informational purposes only. Please do not refer to this post for information pertaining to current Claims Conference programs. Visit What We Do for current program guidelines and information. Thank you. July 10, 2008 Addressing the Claims Conference Board of Directors at its annual meeting this week, the U.S. State ...
  • Resolutions on Property Restitution Proposed in U.S. Congress

    This post is for historical informational purposes only. Please do not refer to this post for information pertaining to current Claims Conference programs. Visit What We Do for current program guidelines and information. Thank you. July 1, 2008 Read the text of the proposed resolutions: Senate Proposed Resolution S. Res. 603 House of Representatives Proposed Resolution: ...
  • 4,500 Survivors Approved to Date for Ghetto Fund Payment

    This post is for historical informational purposes only. Please do not refer to this post for information pertaining to current Claims Conference programs. Visit What We Do for current program guidelines and information. Thank you. June 30, 2008 Figures obtained by the Claims Conference this week regarding the German government Ghetto Fund show that ...
  • Claims Conference Obtains $320 Million for Holocaust Survivors in German Negotiations; Homecare Funds Doubled

    This post is for historical informational purposes only. Please do not refer to this post for information pertaining to current Claims Conference programs. Visit What We Do for current program guidelines and information. Thank you. June 11, 2008 In its annual negotiations with the German government, the Claims Conference obtained an additional estimated $320 ...
  • Property Restitution in Eastern Europe

    This post is for historical informational purposes only. Please do not refer to this post for information pertaining to current Claims Conference programs. Visit What We Do for current program guidelines and information. Thank you. May 8, 2008 Below is an excerpt from the Opening Statement of Senator Bill Nelson at a hearing held ...
  • Holocaust Survivor Memoirs Sought for Electronic Collection; Last Chance to Preserve First-Hand Accounts

    This post is for historical informational purposes only. Please do not refer to this post for information pertaining to current Claims Conference programs. Visit What We Do for current program guidelines and information. Thank you. May 8, 2008 PULITZER PRIZE WINNER SAUL FRIEDLÄNDER ANNOUNCES PROJECT Jewish survivors of the Holocaust around the world are being ...
  • Claims Conference Response to a Movie Called “Reparations Morality”

    This post is for historical informational purposes only. Please do not refer to this post for information pertaining to current Claims Conference programs. Visit What We Do for current program guidelines and information. Thank you. April 28, 2008 The Claims Conference responds to  “Reparations Morality,” a movie that aired on Israeli television on April ...
  • Funds Received from Recovered Property

    This post is for historical informational purposes only. Please do not refer to this post for information pertaining to current Claims Conference programs. Visit What We Do for current program guidelines and information. Thank you. April 22, 2008 Further to a statement issued by the Claims Conference on April 22, 2008, the following is ...
  • Polish Prime Minister Commits to Restitution Legislation

    This post is for historical informational purposes only. Please do not refer to this post for information pertaining to current Claims Conference programs. Visit What We Do for current program guidelines and information. Thank you. March 11, 2008 The Prime Minister of Poland, Donald Tusk, committed yesterday at a meeting with Jewish organizations in ...
  • The Claims Conference Mourns the Passing of Holocaust Survivor and U.S. Rep. Tom Lantos

    This post is for historical informational purposes only. Please do not refer to this post for information pertaining to current Claims Conference programs. Visit What We Do for current program guidelines and information. Thank you. February 11, 2008 The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany mourns the passing of U.S. Rep. Tom Lantos, ...
  • Needy Austrian Nazi Victims Worldwide To Receive Medical Care

    This post is for historical informational purposes only. Please do not refer to this post for information pertaining to current Claims Conference programs. Visit What We Do for current program guidelines and information. Thank you. January 28, 2008 A supplemental fund to provide medical services for needy Austrian Nazi victims worldwide was secured after ...
  • Draft Law Approved for Plan to Increase Support Payments to Needy Elderly and Holocaust Survivors in Israel

    This post is for historical informational purposes only. Please do not refer to this post for information pertaining to current Claims Conference programs. Visit What We Do for current program guidelines and information. Thank you. January 22, 2008 An Israeli ministerial committee approved draft legislation that will allow for pension payments to eligible Holocaust ...
  • Israel Distributes New Pension Payments for Holocaust Survivors

    This post is for historical informational purposes only. Please do not refer to this post for information pertaining to current Claims Conference programs. Visit What We Do for current program guidelines and information. Thank you. January 15, 2008 At the request of the Israeli Government, the Claims Conference is offering technical assistance so that ...
  • Government of Israel Pensions for Holocaust Survivors

    This post is for historical informational purposes only. Please do not refer to this post for information pertaining to current Claims Conference programs. Visit What We Do for current program guidelines and information. Thank you. January 9, 2008 At the request of the Government of Israel, the Claims Conference is providing technical assistance for ...

2007

  • Claims Conference Giving $550,000 to Assist Nazi Victims in Conflict Zone Near Gaza

    This post is for historical informational purposes only. Please do not refer to this post for information pertaining to current Claims Conference programs. Visit What We Do for current program guidelines and information. Thank you. December 12, 2007 Elderly Nazi victims in Sderot and other areas who have come under rocket and missile fire ...
  • Ghetto Work Compensation Fund Announced by Germany

    This post is for historical informational purposes only. Please do not refer to this post for information pertaining to current Claims Conference programs. Visit What We Do for current program guidelines and information. Thank you. September 20, 2007 PLEASE NOTE: THE CLAIMS CONFERENCE IS NOT ADMINISTERING THIS PROGRAM. New Claims Conference Information Notice for ...
  • In Breakthrough, Claims Conference Secures $250 Million from Germany for Additional 6,000 Holocaust Survivors Worldwide

    This post is for historical informational purposes only. Please do not refer to this post for information pertaining to current Claims Conference programs. Visit What We Do for current program guidelines and information. Thank you. September 3, 2007 In Breakthrough, Claims Conference Secures $250 Million from Germany for Additional 6,000 Holocaust Survivors Worldwide In a ...
  • Holocaust Era Assets Located in Israel

    This post is for historical informational purposes only. Please do not refer to this post for information pertaining to current Claims Conference programs. Visit What We Do for current program guidelines and information. Thank you. August 10, 2007 A list of approximately 7,000 names of owners of bank accounts and other properties in Israel ...
  • Maarive Op-Ed by Claims Conference Chairman Julius Berman

    This post is for historical informational purposes only. Please do not refer to this post for information pertaining to current Claims Conference programs. Visit What We Do for current program guidelines and information. Thank you. August 10, 2007 Maarive Op-Ed by Claims Conference Chairman of the Board of Directors Julius Berman.
  • Jewish Week Op-Ed Article by Claims Conference Chairman Julius Berman

    This post is for historical informational purposes only. Please do not refer to this post for information pertaining to current Claims Conference programs. Visit What We Do for current program guidelines and information. Thank you. August 10, 2007 Claims Conference Board of Directors Chairman Julius Berman wrote an Op-Ed in The Jewish Week on ...
  • Claims Conference Increases Funding For Social Welfare Programs For Jewish Nazi Victims, As ICHEIC Funding Ends

    This post is for historical informational purposes only. Please do not refer to this post for information pertaining to current Claims Conference programs. Visit What We Do for current program guidelines and information. Thank you. July 23, 2007 Studies show that there will be extensive needs on the part of Nazi victims over the ...
  • U.S. Government, Congress Bolster Claims Conference Efforts to Obtain German Social Security for Survivors

    This post is for historical informational purposes only. Please do not refer to this post for information pertaining to current Claims Conference programs. Visit What We Do for current program guidelines and information. Thank you. July 18, 2007 The U.S. State Department’s Special Envoy for Holocaust Issues, Amb. Christian Kennedy, reaffirmed at the Claims ...
  • Announcement Regarding Claims Conference President

    This post is for historical informational purposes only. Please do not refer to this post for information pertaining to current Claims Conference programs. Visit What We Do for current program guidelines and information. Thank you. July 18, 2007 At the meeting of the Board of Directors on July 10-11, 2007, the following senior officers ...
  • Statement Concerning Value of Unsold Properties in Financial Statements

    This post is for historical informational purposes only. Please do not refer to this post for information pertaining to current Claims Conference programs. Visit What We Do for current program guidelines and information. Thank you. July 5, 2007 Current Issue For its annual audit, the Claims Conference accounting policy, as previously recommended by independent auditors ...
  • ZRBG Ghetto Pension Law: Claims Conference Continues to Press German Government

    This post is for historical informational purposes only. Please do not refer to this post for information pertaining to current Claims Conference programs. Visit What We Do for current program guidelines and information. Thank you. July 2, 2007 On June 26-28, 2007 a Claims Conference delegation met with a series of German political figures ...
  • Claims Conference Secures 1,500 More Pensions for Holocaust Survivors; Payments Increase In Eastern Europe

    This post is for historical informational purposes only. Please do not refer to this post for information pertaining to current Claims Conference programs. Visit What We Do for current program guidelines and information. Thank you. June 29, 2007 Claims Conference Secures 1,500 More Pensions for Holocaust Survivors; Payments Increase In Eastern Europe Nearly $100 Million ...
  • Statement Concerning Claims Conference Audit of March of the Living

    This post is for historical informational purposes only. Please do not refer to this post for information pertaining to current Claims Conference programs. Visit What We Do for current program guidelines and information. Thank you. June 19, 2007 No evidence of misuse of Claims Conference funds by March of the Living has been found ...
  • Claims Conference President

    This post is for historical informational purposes only. Please do not refer to this post for information pertaining to current Claims Conference programs. Visit What We Do for current program guidelines and information. Thank you. June 12, 2007 Israel Singer has advised the Chairman of the Claims Conference, Julius Berman, that he does not ...
  • Survivor Testimonies Engage Students in Holocaust History

    This post is for historical informational purposes only. Please do not refer to this post for information pertaining to current Claims Conference programs. Visit What We Do for current program guidelines and information. Thank you. May 1, 2007 Through a program funded by the Claims Conference, a group of 8th graders in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ...
  • Art Claims in Netherlands Remain Open

    This post is for historical informational purposes only. Please do not refer to this post for information pertaining to current Claims Conference programs. Visit What We Do for current program guidelines and information. Thank you. April 12, 2007 In cooperation with the Central Jewish Board (CJO) of the Netherlands, the Conference on Jewish Material ...
  • Update on Germany’s Ghetto Pension

    This post is for historical informational purposes only. Please do not refer to this post for information pertaining to current Claims Conference programs. Visit What We Do for current program guidelines and information. Thank you. March 14, 2007 The Claims Conference has been holding meetings with German officials regarding the Ghetto Pension issue. The ...
  • Holocaust Rescuers of Jews Honored by Claims Conference; Jewish Survivor and Polish Rescuer Reunited in Warsaw

    This post is for historical informational purposes only. Please do not refer to this post for information pertaining to current Claims Conference programs. Visit What We Do for current program guidelines and information. Thank you. March 13, 2007 February 27, 2007, Warsaw — Polish citizens who in their youth risked their lives to save ...
  • Claims Conference Meets Polish Prime Minister, Pressing for Restitution Law

    This post is for historical informational purposes only. Please do not refer to this post for information pertaining to current Claims Conference programs. Visit What We Do for current program guidelines and information. Thank you. March 8, 2007 Please note: There is no claims process for property in Poland. The following is an update ...
  • Appeals to the Article 2 Fund

    This post is for historical informational purposes only. Please do not refer to this post for information pertaining to current Claims Conference programs. Visit What We Do for current program guidelines and information. Thank you. February 10, 2011 The Claims Conference has an independent review office to evaluate applications to the Article 2 Fund ...

2006

  • Netherlands Museum Displays Nazi-Era Looted Art, Hoping to Find Owners

    This post is for historical informational purposes only. Please do not refer to this post for information pertaining to current Claims Conference programs. Visit What We Do for current program guidelines and information. Thank you. December 13, 2006 Fifty artworks that were looted in the Netherlands during World War II are now on display ...
  • Claims Conference Institutional Allocations to Assist Survivors in Northern Israel

    This post is for historical informational purposes only. Please do not refer to this post for information pertaining to current Claims Conference programs. Visit What We Do for current program guidelines and information. Thank you. November 30, 2006                       Members of the Claims Conference Board of Directors and staff toured affected areas in northern Israel ...
  • Czech Looted Artwork: Deadline Abolished; Claims Can be Filed Indefinitely

    This post is for historical informational purposes only. Please do not refer to this post for information pertaining to current Claims Conference programs. Visit What We Do for current program guidelines and information. Thank you. November 10, 2006 Following efforts by the Claims Conference and World Jewish Restitution Organization, the Czech lower house of ...
  • Unclaimed Looted Art In Austrian Museums Now Listed Online

    This post is for historical informational purposes only. Please do not refer to this post for information pertaining to current Claims Conference programs. Visit What We Do for current program guidelines and information. Thank you. October 19, 2006 The Claims Conference announced that an initial list of art objects likely looted during the Nazi ...
  • Announcement Regarding Staff In Israel

    This post is for historical informational purposes only. Please do not refer to this post for information pertaining to current Claims Conference programs. Visit What We Do for current program guidelines and information. Thank you. September 20, 2006 Following the retirement of Haim Huller, Director of the Claims Conference Israel office for 25 years, ...
  • Announcement Regarding Staff In Germany

    This post is for historical informational purposes only. Please do not refer to this post for information pertaining to current Claims Conference programs. Visit What We Do for current program guidelines and information. Thank you. September 18, 2006 The following are the staff in the German office of the Claims Conference since early 2006. Serving ...
  • Yiddishpiel Brings Relief to Nazi Victims in Northern Israel

    This post is for historical informational purposes only. Please do not refer to this post for information pertaining to current Claims Conference programs. Visit What We Do for current program guidelines and information. Thank you. August 21, 2006 Elderly Jewish victims of Nazism who remained in Northern Israel during the war with Hezbollah and ...
  • Hungarian Government Extends Deadline for Compensation Programs Through 2006

    This post is for historical informational purposes only. Please do not refer to this post for information pertaining to current Claims Conference programs. Visit What We Do for current program guidelines and information. Thank you. July 31, 2006 Official German occupation of Hungary began in March 1944. Tens of thousands of Hungarian ...