These funds are from the restitution of communal properties wrongfully taken from Jewish communities of Romania during and after World War II.
The Caritatea Foundation was created by the Federation of Jewish Communities in Romania and the World Jewish Restitution Organization.
The Claims Conference is administering the distribution process on behalf of the Caritatea Foundation. The amount available is USD 1,300,000, which will be distributed equally among approved applicants. The one-time payment is expected to be a few hundred U.S. dollars, though the exact amount cannot be calculated until the number of approved applicants has been determined.
Completed applications must be received by the Claims Conference in New York by November 15, 2018.
This program is for Jewish Nazi victims of Romanian origin currently living outside of Romania and Israel. Heirs are not eligible for this program.
Applicants must meet all of the following three criteria:
1) Must have been persecuted as a Jewish victim of Nazi persecution
2) Must have resided in one of the areas listed below sometime between 1937 and 1944:
a) Within the modern borders of Romania (including Northern Transylvania)
b) Northern Bukovina and Bessarabia
c) Southern Dobruja
Must have annual individual income below the following level in current country of residence:
|Country||Individual Income||Country||Individual Income|
|Argentina||USD 13,000||Italy||EUR 16,000|
|Armenia||EUR 6,350||Kazakhstan||USD 6,000|
|Australia||AUD 22,542||Kyrgyzstan||USD 6,000|
|Austria||EUR 16,000||Latvia||EUR 6,350|
|Azerbaijan||USD 6,000||Lithuania||EUR 6,350|
|Belarus||USD 6,000||Mexico||USD 13,000|
|Belgium||EUR 16,000||Moldova||USD 6,000|
|Bolivia||USD 13,000||Netherlands||EUR 16,000|
|Bosnia-Herzegovina||EUR 6,350||New Zealand||NZD 40,000|
|Brazil||USD 13,000||Poland||EUR 6,350|
|Bulgaria||EUR 6,350||Russia||USD 8,400|
|Canada||CAD 33,084||Serbia||EUR 6,350|
|Chile||USD 13,000||Slovakia||EUR 6,350|
|Croatia||EUR 6,350||Sweden||SEK 150,872|
|Czech Republic||EUR 6,350||Switzerland||CHF 38,346|
|Denmark||DKK 119,632||Tunisia||USD 4,500|
|Estonia||EUR 6,350||Turkey||EUR 6,350|
|France||EUR 16,000||Ukraine||USD 6,000|
|Georgia||USD 6,000||United Kingdom||GBP 13,400|
|Germany||EUR 16,000||United States||USD 24,120|
|Greece||EUR 16,000||Uruguay||USD 13,000|
|Hungary||EUR 6,350||Uzbekistan||USD 6,000|
|Ireland||EUR 16,000||Venezuela||USD 13,000|
If your income is above the limit but insufficient to meet your most basic monthly living expenses, you may still be eligible. If you live in a country not listed above, please call the Claims Conference for guidance.
A link to the Romanian Survivor Relief Program Application will be posted on this page by the end of May.
There is no fee for this application or for assistance from the Claims Conference.
Please call the Claims Conference in New York +1 646 536 9100
or Frankfurt +49 69 970 7010 with any questions.
Completed applications for the Romanian Survivor Relief Program must be received at the following address by November 15, 2018. Late applications cannot be processed.
CLAIMS CONFERENCE / ROMANIAN SURVIVOR RELIEF PROGRAM
PO Box 1215
New York, New York 10113 USA
If you have never filed an application with the Claims Conference for any other compensation programs, you will be required to complete a more extensive application prior to being considered for this Romanian Survivor Relief Program. If this is your situation, please call the Claims Conference for guidance.
Support was provided by the Caritatea Foundation, a foundation created by the Federation of Jewish Communities in Romania and the World Jewish Restitution Organization.