October 5, 2021
Approximately 6,500 Jewish Holocaust Survivors from The Leningrad Siege, Those Hiding In France And Persecuted In Romania To Receive Pensions For the First Time
Special Negotiator Ambassador Stuart Eizenstat speaking during 2018 negotiations with the German government. Photo: Jason Colston
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June 8, 2021
The application deadline for the one-time payment has passed. As of January 31st, 2022, the fund is closed.
On January 27, 2021, International Holocaust Remembrance Day, an agreement was signed between the State of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and the ...Read more
October 13, 2020
Faced with the Continued COVID-19 Hardships, Negotiations with the Germany Government Result in Significant Increases in Compensation and Social Services for Holocaust Survivors
July 1, 2019
NEW YORK, NEW YORK: July 1, 2019 – Today, Julius Berman, President of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference), announced the results of the organization’s negotiations this year with the German Government on behalf of Jewish ...Read more
December 17, 2018
Claims Conference Ongoing Negotiations With Germany Yield Compensation For Child Survivors Of The Kindertransport
December 17, 2018
Julius Berman, President of the Claims Conference, announced that as a result of ongoing negotiations between the Claims Conference and the German government, an agreement ...Read more
July 10, 2018
Claims Conference Negotiations Nets Additional Funding for Vital Services After German Delegation Hears First-Hand Survivor Testimony
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July 10, 2018 – Today, Julius Berman, President of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference), announced the outcomes from the ...Read more
February 5, 2018
More Than 25,000 Algerian Jews Who Survived The Holocaust May Now Be Eligible For The First Time For Compensation From The German Government.
PARIS, FRANCE: February 5, 2018 – Julius Berman, President of the Conference on Material Claims Against Germany (Claims ...Read more
June 8, 2016
The United States House of Representatives has unanimously approved a resolution urging the government of Germany to provide additional funding for services for Holocaust victims. Three hundred sixty-three members of the U.S. Congress sent a clear and unequivocal message to ...Read more
September 4, 2015
Elderly Holocaust survivors around the world are beginning the Jewish new year of 5776 receiving more care and aid than ever before. Tens of thousands of Holocaust survivors also go into this year having received acknowledgement of their persecution for ...Read more
January 1, 2015
Eligible Survivors Should Apply to Receive 2,500 Euro One-Time Payment Applications have been mailed to survivors who the Claims Conference believes may be eligible for its new Child Survivor Fund. The Claims Conference gathered information about these survivors from other ...Read more
December 15, 2014
Funding Provides Homecare, Medical Care, Food and Other Help in 47 Countries
Elderly Jewish Holocaust victims, the last of their generation to have endured the horrors of the Nazi genocide, will receive significantly more aid in 2015.
In 2015, total Claims Conference ...Read more
September 3, 2014
The Claims Conference has reached a landmark agreement with the German Finance Ministry under which the organization and the German government will together provide assistance to Jewish child survivors of the Holocaust.
“The joint fund will recognize survivors worldwide who were in ...Read more
May 28, 2013
May 28, 2013 – The Claims Conference has negotiated an agreement under which the German government has committed to provide approximately $1 billion over a four-year period for homecare for Jewish Holocaust victims, with the annual amount increasing every year through 2017.
The German government agreed, in its talks with the Claims ...Read more
February 4, 2013
The Claims Conference is very pleased to announce significant changes in the eligibility criteria for Holocaust survivor pensions from the Claims Conference Article 2 Fund and Central and Eastern European Fund (CEEF) as of January 1, 2013. After long and ...Read more
July 10, 2012
Since the establishment of the Central and Eastern European Fund (CEEF) in 1998, which issues pensions to certain Holocaust survivors living in the former Soviet bloc, the Claims Conference has been strongly advocating to the German government that its monthly ...Read more
December 22, 2011
The WJRO and the Claims Conference continue to press governments to provide restitution for property stolen from Jewish owners during the Holocaust.
For years, the Claims Conference has been a constituent member of the World Jewish Restitution Organization (WJRO), which is ...Read more