Direct compensation payments are made from the Article 2 Fund, the Hardship Fund and the Child Survivor Fund.
Zentralwohlfahrtsstelle der Juden in Deutschland (ZWST) serves as the central social service umbrella organization for the nearly 100 Jewish communities across Germany. With Claims Conference funding, ZWST administers a program with Jewish communities providing case management and “Treffpunkte” to Jewish Nazi victims. Treffpunkte are meeting places and social care centers for Jewish Nazi victims, operating a few times a week to provide meals and socialization opportunities for survivors. Many of the Jewish Nazi victims in Germany today emigrated from the former Soviet Union, requiring many Russian-language Treffpunkte events.
The Claims Conference also directly funds programs operated by 11 Jewish communities in the following German cities; Berlin, Potsdam, Hamburg, Kiel, Hannover, Wuppertal, Mönchengladbach, Offenbach, Würzburg, Lörrach and Munich. These communities provide socialization programs for Jewish Nazi victims, most of them immigrants from the former Soviet Union. The communities in Berlin, Hamburg and Munich also provide case management services for Jewish Nazi victims.
The Claims Conference additionally supports Child Survivors Deutschland, a Café Europa program in Berlin that holds regular events and activities for survivors.