The Claims Conference has an independent review office to evaluate applications that are not approved for certain programs, including: Hardship Fund, Article 2 Fund, Central and Eastern European Fund, Child Survivor Fund and Spouse of Holocaust Survivor Fund.

Appeals may be filed within one year from the date that a claim is denied. 

Please see the contact information listed below for appeals to all five programs, and when mailing a letter, please write the name of the fund above the mailing address. For example, for appeals to the Hardship Fund, please write “Independent Review Office for Hardship Fund.”

Postfach 90 05 68
D-60445 Frankfurt am Main

Fax: +49 (69) 9707-01-18

Independent Appeals Authority

  • Justice Stephen Adler was born in New York and received his law degree from Columbia University. He is a former President and Chief Justice of the National Labor Court of Israel. Justice Adler is an adjunct lecturer at the law school of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
  • David G. Marwell, Ph.D. is an American historian, who has served and led a number of not-for-profit and government organizations.  He is Director Emeritus of the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City and the President of the Leo Baeck Institute — New York | Berlin.