About Us

As a result of negotiations with the Claims Conference since 1952, the German government has paid more than $80 billion in indemnification to individuals for suffering and losses resulting from persecution by the Nazis.


Background

Founded in 1951 by representatives of 23 major international Jewish organizations, the Claims Conference negotiates for and disburses funds to individuals and organizations and seeks the return of Jewish property stolen during the Holocaust.

In 2021 the Claims Conference will distribute approximately:


$625 million
in direct compensation

260,000
Holocaust survivors

83
Countries
around the
world


$640 million
in grants

300 social service
agencies worldwide