Luxembourg Fund

On January 27, 2021, International Holocaust Remembrance Day, an agreement was signed between the State of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and the Consistoire Israélite de Luxembourg, co-signed by the World Jewish Restitution Organization and Luxembourg Foundation for the Remembrance of the Shoah. In the agreement, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg committed to pay a one-time payment to survivors of the Shoah who are living in or were persecuted in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Photos: A Jewish-owned shop in Luxembourg before the Holocaust. Photo: USHMM

One-time payment to Survivors who are living in or were persecuted in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg



On January 27, 2021, International Holocaust Remembrance Day, an agreement was signed between the State of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and the Consistoire Israélite de Luxembourg, co-signed by the World Jewish Restitution Organization and Luxembourg Foundation for the Remembrance of the Shoah. In the agreement, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg committed to pay a one-time payment to survivors of the Shoah who are living in or were persecuted in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. The agreement provides a total amount of EUR 1,000,000, which will be distributed equally to approved applicants. The agreement designated the Claims Conference as the entity responsible for administering the fund and distributing the funds for the eligible survivors.

The exact amount to be distributed to each individual can only be calculated when the total number of approved applicants has been determined.

This program is for Jewish Nazi Victims who were persecuted anywhere by the Nazi regime and are currently living in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and for Jewish Nazi Victims persecuted in Luxembourg by the Nazi regime or their allies during the Shoah and currently living outside of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Heirs of Jewish Nazi Victims that would have met the criteria are not eligible for this program.


Completed applications must be received at one of the following addresses by October 15th, 2021:

CLAIMS CONFERENCE / Luxembourg Fund
PO Box 1215 New York, New York 10113 USA

Or

CLAIMS CONFERENCE / Luxembourg Fund
Postfach 90 05 43 60445 Frankfurt am Main Deutschland

Late applications will not be processed. Payments to approved applicants are expected to be made by December 2021.

There is no fee for this application or for assistance from the Claims Conference.


To be eligible for this program an applicant must have been persecuted as a Jew by the Nazi regime or their allies at any time from January 1933 to May 1945 AND either:

  1. Currently lives in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, or
  2. Lived in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg at any time from January 1933 to May 1945.

Heirs of Jewish Nazi Victims are not eligible for this program.


Download the Application Form Here to Apply

Please download and print an application form from the link below in your preferred language.


The one-time payment may be taxable and may affect your ability to obtain or maintain government assistance. This payment should be considered made as a result of your status as a victim of Nazi persecution. It is your

responsibility to verify if this payment is taxable and if it will affect government benefits or assistance. The Claims Conference will not be liable for any lost status, benefits or income resulting from your acceptance of this one-time payment.

Please call the Claims Conference in New York +1 646 536 9100 or Frankfurt +49 69 970 7010 with any questions.

These funds have been provided by Luxembourg to the Claims Conference pursuant to an agreement with World Jewish Restitution Organization and the Luxembourg Jewish community.


Frequently Asked Questions (As of June 7, 2021)

Who is eligible for this payment?

To be eligible for this program an applicant must have been persecuted as a Jew by the Nazi regime or their allies at any time from January 1933 to May 1945 AND either:
1. Currently lives in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, or
2. Lived in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg at any time from January 1933 to May 1945.

If I receive a pension from the Claims Conference (Article 2), the Israeli Authority for the Rights of Holocaust Survivors, or BEG, am I eligible?

Yes, previous and current Holocaust related compensation program payments do not prevent an applicant from receiving a payment from the Luxembourg Fund.

Do I have to file a claims form to receive this payment?

Yes, you must submit an application form to be eligible for this payment. The application must be sent by mail and received in our offices prior to October 15th, 2021. That said, applicants may email us the application so that we can begin the review of the application in advance of receiving it by mail. The address for email submission is luxembourgfund@claimscon.org. Emailing an application prior to the October 15th, deadline does not satisfy the deadline submission requirement.

How can I send in my application form?

Completed applications for the Luxembourg Fund should be mailed and must be received at the following address by October 15th, 2021. Late applications will not be processed.
Please mail your application to:
CLAIMS CONFERENCE / Luxembourg Fund
PO Box 1215 New York, New York 10113 USA
Or to
CLAIMS CONFERENCE / Luxembourg Fund
Postfach 90 05 43 60445
Frankfurt am Main Deutschland

How much money will I receive?

The agreement provides a total amount of EUR 1,000,000, which will be distributed equally to approved applicants. The exact amount to be distributed to each individual can only be calculated when the total number of approved applicants has been determined. We expect to make the payment in two installments.

When will I receive my payment?

The first installment will be made shortly after the deadline. Second and final payment will be made once all applications are fully processed.

If I am a child or spouse of a survivor who was persecuted in Luxembourg, can I receive this payment?

No, Heirs of survivors that would have met the Fund’s criteria while they were alive are not eligible for this program. An applicant must be alive at the time of submitting the application.

Are there any heir payments?

Yes, if the survivor applied and is found eligible but passes away before the payment could be made, the surviving spouse may be entitled to receive the payment. If there is no surviving spouse, children may be eligible. No other heirs are eligible. Surviving spouses and children should contact the Claims Conference.

Is there a deadline for applying?

The deadline application to reach our offices is October 15th, 2021.

Can the Supplemental Payment be sent to me by a check?

No, we are not able to send checks, you must have a bank account opened in your name. The bank account must remain open until the payment is received.

Do you need my bank information?

Yes, payment will be wired to your bank account. Please fill out the bank details in the personalized application. The bank account must be in your name and remain open until the payment is received.

I am unsure of my bank account information for receiving a wire.

Please contact your bank and request a form with instructions about receiving a wire payment from a Euro account. Please include a void check or a signed document from your bank to confirm the details.

Do I need a lawyer?

You do not need a lawyer to apply to this program. For assistance, please call the Claims Conference in Frankfurt at +49 69 970 7010 or in New York at + 1 646-536-9100 if you have questions.

Is there a fee to obtain an application?

There is no fee to apply to this program.

I think I’m eligible, but I never applied to any compensation program for Holocaust Survivors before?

Please fill out the Luxembourg Application Form, our staff will review your application and will notify you what, if any, additional documents are required to receive payment from this fund.

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