In 2018 the Claims Conference announced the availability of funds from the Caritatea Foundation in Romania to be distributed to Jewish Nazi victims who lived under the Romanian regime anytime between 1937 and 1944 and currently live outside of Romania and Israel.
The Caritatea Foundation was created by the Federation of Jewish Communities in Romania and the World Jewish Restitution Organization. These funds are from the restitution of communal properties wrongfully taken from Jewish communities of Romania during and after World War II.
The Claims Conference is once again administering the distribution process on behalf of the Caritatea Foundation. The amount available is USD 1,210,000 which will be distributed equally among approved applicants. The one-time payment is expected to be approximately $200, 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 15th, 2019.
This program is for needy Jewish Nazi victims who lived under Romanian regime anytime between 1937 and 1944 and are currently living outside of Romania and Israel. Applicants must be alive at time of payment. Heirs are not eligible to receive payment.
Applicants must meet all of the following three criteria:
1) Must have been persecuted as a Jew;
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
3) Must have annual individual income below the following level in current country of residence:
|Country||Individual Income||Country||Individual Income|
|Argentina||Equivalent of USD 13,000||Italy||EUR 16,000|
|Armenia||DRUM 3,708,284||Kazakhstan||TENGE 1,970,340|
|Australia||AUD 22,542||Kyrgyzstan||KYR SOM 411,855|
|Austria||EUR 16,000||Latvia||EUR 6,350|
|Azerbaijan||MANAT 10,230||Lithuania||EUR 6,350|
|Belarus||BEL RUBLE 12,063||Mexico||MEX PESO 244,822|
|Belgium||EUR 16,000||Moldova||LEO 99,204|
|Bolivia||BOLIVIANO 89,852||Netherlands||EUR 16,000|
|Bosnia-Herzegovina||BH MARK 12,263||New Zealand||NZD 40,000|
|Brazil||BR REAL 45,457||Poland||ZLOTY 26,856|
|Bulgaria||LEV 12,435||Russia||RUS RUBLE 525,842|
|Canada||CAD 33,084||Serbia||SER DINAR 749,922|
|Chile||CH PESO 7,846,800||South Africa||RAND 213,963|
|Croatia||CR KUNA 47,122||Slovakia||EUR 6,350|
|Czech Republic||CZ KORUNA 161,774||Sweden||SEK 150,872|
|Denmark||DKK 119,632||Switzerland||CHF 38,346|
|Estonia||EUR 6,350||Tunisia||TUN DINAR 10,972|
|France||EUR 16,000||Ukraine||HRYVNIA 157,329|
|Georgia||LARI 14,745||United Kingdom||GBP 13,400|
|Germany||EUR 16,000||United States||USD 24,980|
|Greece||EUR 16,000||Uruguay||URU PESO 367,900|
|Hungary||FORINT 1,987,200||Uzbekistan||UZ SOM 48,498,000|
|Ireland||EUR 16,000||Venezuela||BOLIVAR 869,310,000|
For applicants in the United States only, please download and print an application form from the link below in your preferred language.
For all other applicants, please download and print an application form from the link below in your preferred language.
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, 2019. Late applications will not 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.