About Us

The Claims Conference began advocating for Holocaust survivors in 1951, when the first negotiations were held with West Germany. 

More than 68 years later, the Claims Conference continues to meet with German government representatives each year to create and expand programs that benefit survivors. We believe it is vital that the suffering Holocaust survivors endured is acknowledged through symbolic payments.

Approximately $90 billion in compensation and restitution has been paid as a result of Claims Conference negotiations


In 2021 the Claims Conference will distribute approximately $625 million in direct compensation to 260,000 Holocaust survivors in 83
countries.


2021 grants for Holocaust survivor care worldwide: $653 million to more than 300 social services agencies.