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Holocaust Restitution:
Compensation & Restitution, by Country

(Updated December 2005)


Holocaust Restitution: Table of Contents | German Reparations | File a Claim


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For the latest information and additional links to the programs described below,
please visit the The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany

The information presented herein is intended for information purposes only and solely as a general guide. The information is not intended as legal advice. It is a summary of specific issues and does not represent a definitive or complete statement of the programs and policies of the agencies or governments mentioned. The information may not address the special needs, interests and circumstances of individual recipients. Individual situations differ and recipients are urged to seek individual advice.Individuals seeking specific information on a program are urged to contact the relevant program or to consult their social service agency or help center representative. To the best of our knowledge the information is correct as of the date of this document and this information may change subsequent to the said date.
Updated December, 2005.

The chart is also available in printable (PDF) format: [Compensation and Restitution at a Glance]

DEADLINES Country: Austria Contact Information
NATIONAL FUND FOR VICTIMS OF NAZI PERSECUTION

$7000 PAYMENT: EXPIRED
June 30, 2004


The National Fund was negotiated by the Claims Conference's Committee for Jewish Claims on Austria (CJCA) and established in 1995.

The fund makes one-time payments of Euro 5,087.10 to survivors from Austria (NO DEADLINE to apply). Under a later agreement negotiated by the Claims Conference, an amendment provides a supplemental compensation payment of $ 7,000 for household and personal property, and lost leases.

A second supplemental payment of Euro 1,000 was announced in September 2004. This supplemental compensation is being sent to Jewish victims of Nazi persecution from Austria who received the $7,000.

No application form is required. Heirs are eligible.

Nationalfonds der Republik Oesterreich Parliament
A-1017 Vienna, Austria
Tel: (43-1) 408-1263 or 408-1264
Fax: (43-1) 408-0389
Sekretariat@nationalfonds.org
www.nationalfonds.org
SOCIAL WELFARE BENEFITS
NO DEADLINE

Nazi victims from Austria can often qualify for old age, disability and survivor pensions provided they pay retroactive contributions at a reduced rate (negotiated by the Claims Conference's Committee for Jewish Claims on Austria).

In 2001, alongside the property restitution agreement negotiated by the Claims Conference with the Government of Austria (see below) was a package that liberalized the criteria required to qualify for these social welfare benefits: Nursing Allowance for Austrian Survivors Living Abroad (Pflegegeld) General Social Insurance Pension (ASVG) Victims' Pensions (Opferrenten)

Pensionsversicherungsanstalt
Friedrich-Hillegeist Str 1 A-1021 Vienna, Austria
Tel: 43-503-03
Fax: 43-503-03-288-50
pva@pva.sozvers.at
www.sozvers.at
GENERAL SETTLEMENT FUND FOR VICTIMS OF NATIONAL SOCIALISM
EXPIRED
MAY 28, 03
» Claims-based Property Compensation General Settlement Fund
Parliament
A-1017, Vienna, Austria
Tel: 43-1-408-1263
Fax: 43-1-310-0088
Sekretariat@nationalfonds.org
www.nationalfonds.org
EXPIRED
MAY 28, 03
» Equity-based Property Compensation

EXPIRED DECEMBER 31, 2004

» Restitution in Rem (Return of the original property) for properties directly owned by the Federal and certain State governments
AUSTRIAN RECONCILIATION FUND
EXPIRED DECEMBER 31, 2003 Slave & Forced Laborers in Austria. In general, eligible are Hungarian Jews deported to Austria and Austrian Jews forced to do labor before emigration. Austrian Reconciliation Fund
P.O. Box 44
A-1011 Vienna, Austria
Tel.: (43-1) 513-6016
Fax: (43-1) 513-6016-15
reconciliationfund@bmaa.gv.at
www.reconciliationfund.at
AUSTRIAN BANK SETTLEMENT
EXPIRED
MAY 31, 2000
In 2000, a $40 million agreement was negotiated between Bank Austria (which acquired the Creditanstalt in 1998) and American class action lawyers stipulating that survivors and heirs could make a claim for outstanding bank accounts, securities, saving books, money sent to concentration camp prisoners, or loss of private property. E-mail: abs@schlamstone.com
DEADLINES Country: Belgium Contact Information
NO DEADLINE » PERSECUTION: WAR VICTIMS PENSIONS
Physical Disability pensions for civilian victims of the war or pensions for hidden children who still reside in Belgium. Restrictions on current citizenship and residency apply.

Service des Victimes de la
Guerre
Service des Pensions
4, Rue de l'Autonomie
1070 Bruxelles – Belgium
Tel: 32-2-528-9182
warvictims@minsoc.fed.be
www.minsoc.fgov.be
EXPIRED
SEPTEMBER
9, 2003
» PROPERTY: COMMISSION FOR THE INDEMNIFICATION OF THE BELGIAN JEWISH COMMUNITY
Property and Asset claims for losses suffered during the occupation and the war
The Indemnification Commission
Secretariat
Rue de la Loi, 16 – Wetstraat 16
1000 Brussels, Belgium
Tel. 32-2-501-0445
marc.detrazegnies
@premier.fed. be

www.premier.fgov.be
DEADLINES Country: Bulgaria Contact Information
NOVEMBER 21, 2007
for certain LRTERE claims
Several restitution laws have been enacted allowing both Bulgarian and non-Bulgarian citizens to claim for restitution of private property confiscated during the fascist and the communist periods. Non-citizens, however, must sell the property. Heirs are eligible to claim.

It is still possible to file certain claims under the so-called LRTERE law (Law on Reinstatement of Title of Expropriated Real Estate). While title automatically reverted back to original owner at enactment of this law without need to file a claim, potential claimants must still file a “request for possession” to regain physical possession of property. Such re-possession s not always possible at this time.

 
DEADLINES Country: Croatia Contact Information
NO NEW DEADLINE
ANNOUNCED January 2003 was original deadline
» POST-WAR PROPERTY RESTITUTION FUND
Croatia’s property restitution laws of the early 1990’s,
covering only property nationalized during the
communist era, were amended in July 2002 to allow
non-Croatian citizens to file claims in certain cases.
Earlier U.S. – Yugoslav agreements compensated claims pertaining to property expropriated between1939-1948. The process ended in the 1960’s

The Jewish Community and WJRO are pressing for several changes in the law, e.g. citizenship and dates of confiscation, as well as its decentralized administration

Coordinating Committee of Jewish Communities in Croatia
Jewish Community of Zagreb
Palmoticeva 16
10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Tel: 385-1-4922692
Fax: 385-1-4922694
Email: jcz@zg.htnet.hr
DEADLINES Country: Czech Republic Contact Information
EXPIRED 2001
NO DEADLINE
ANNOUNCED

December 31, 2006 for state-owned collections
» ENDOWMENT FUND FOR VICTIMS OF THE HOLOCAUST
Compensation Fund established by the government to offer partial compensation for property claims by non-Czech citizens.
The 1998 legislation also enabled return of
confiscated artworks if currently owned by a Czech State institution.
Endowment Fund for Victims of
the Holocaust
Legerova 22/1854, 120 00, Praha
2, Czech Republic
Tel:420 -224-261-615
Fax: 420-224-262-563
www.fondholocaust.cz
www.restitution-art.cz
www.jewishmuseum.cz
DEADLINES Country: Denmark Contact Information
NO DEADLINE » PERSECUTION:
Former citizens of Denmark who suffer a disability as a result of persecution during the Nazi occupation or of incarceration in a concentration camp may receive some compensation from the Danish government, depending on current degree of disabilitity. Lump sum payments under Act 242 (June 1960) were given after the war to certain Nazi victims (the disabled, widows and children, those who had been incarcerated).

» PROPERTY:
Act 242 did not provide for compensation for loss of property or economic prospects.

National Board of Industrial Injuries
Aebelogade 1
P.O. Box 3000
2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
Tel.: (45) 3917 7700
Fax: (45) 3917 7711
Email: ask@ask.dk

On the Internet:
» Information on Compensation for Victims
of the Occupation Period (World War II)

[PDF format]

DEADLINES Country: Estonia Contact Information
The restitution of property has been settled & currently there are no pending property claims or disputes. For heirless property, the title passes to the local municipal administration of the area in which the property is located.
DEADLINES Country: France Contact Information
PERSECUTION: COMPENSATION FOR ORPHANS OF DEPORTED PARENTS
NO DEADLINE Fund established by the French government in July 2000 for child survivors who were orphaned as a result of the deportations of Jews from France. Eligible claimants can choose between a pension or a lumpsum payment Ministère de la Défense
Direction des statuts, des pensions & de la réinsertion sociale
Rue Neuve de Bourg l'Abbe'
BP 6140, 14064 Caen Cedex,
France
Tel.: 33-2-31-38-45-21
International Calls:
33-2-31-38-45-17
COMPENSATION AND RESTITUTION FOR FINANCIAL SPOLIATION
NO DEADLINE » Material & Assets Spoliations
Valuables Confiscated At Time of Internment:
Commission pour I'indemnisation des
victimes des spoliations (CIVS)
1, rue de la Manutention, 75016
Paris, France
Tel: 33-(0) 1-56 5285 00
Fax: 33-(0) 1-56-5285 73
Hotline: 33-(0) 1-5652-8548
www.civs.gouv.fr
A: NO
DEADLINE
B: Exp. 1/18/03
» Bank-Related Spoliations:
Fund A (Assets Identified & Restituted)
Fund B (Assets Not Identified: Lump Sum
Payment)
DISABILITY PENSION (PENSION DE REFORME) AND POLITICAL PRISONER PENSION (VICTIMES CIVILES)
NO DEADLINE French citizens may be eligible to receive a pension for war-related disability or internment in camps or “homes for children.” Ministère de la Défense,
Service statuts, Ile de France
10, avenue du Val de Fontenay
94135 Fontenay-sous-Bois
Tel: 33-1-1-49-74-34-00
DEADLINES Country: GERMANY CONTACT INFORMATION
West German Federal Indemnification Law-Beg ("Wiedergutmachung")
DEADLINES EXPIRED 1965

It is no longer possible for new applicants to file for compensation.
West German Federal Indemnification Laws of 1950's Negotiated by the Claims Conference One-time payments and monthly pensions It is sometimes possible for Jewish victims of Nazi persecution who receive on-going BEG payments to obtain additional benefits under certain circumstances. Because of the strict eligibility regulations and complicated application procedures, it is advisable to seek legal assistance, either through private attorneys or legal aid services. — Certain widows or widowers of recipients may be eligible
—Refund of medical expenses incurred for a “recognized” illness (illness recognized by the compensation authorities as a result of Nazi persecution)
—Increase in the pension for deterioration of the “recognized” illness
—Reimbursement of stay at health spa (Kur) every two years, if the pension was approved on the basis of damage to physical health (not mental or emotional trauma). The Kur allowance is $1,000-$2,000 every two years.

Twelve regional BEG offices across Germany handle the BEG administration.
To access the BEG contact list, click here

Non-Profit Legal Aid Services:
United Restitution Organization
Frankfurt: Tel: (49-69) 713 7790;
Fax: (49-69) 713 77920
Tel Aviv: Tel: (972-3) 517-5204;
Fax: (972-3) 517-0655
New York: Tel: (212) 921-3860;
Fax: (212) 575-1918
Toronto: Tel: (416) 630-2920;
Fax: (416) 630-1885

German Social Security Pensions

NO DEADLINE

Reassessment of claims awarded before July 1 1997:

JUNE 30, 2006 to obtain retroactive backpay to 1997

»  ZRBG “Ghetto Pension”
Old Age/Social Security pension covering certain work periods in a relevant Nazi-annexed or occupied Ghetto.

» Payments for Child Rearing
(Kindererziehungszeiten)
Small monthly payments (about 20-40 Euro per month per child) for some persecutees, whose children were born before January 1, 1950:

» For women born before January 1, 1921 an independent benefit that may be paid separately or together with another German Social Security pension.

» For men or women born after December 31, 1920, the possibility of counting child rearing periods as insured periods to increase an existing German Social Security pension.

ZRBG Ghetto Pension claims are handled by different pension insurance offices (Deutsche Rentenversicherung, formally known as LVA) according to current country of residence. For a partial list relevant to survivors click here

The website of the main Federation of Pension Institutes (Deutsche Rentenversicherung Bund) provides the addresses of all regional pension insurance institutes,
http://www.deutsche-rentenversicherung.de

DEADLINES Country: GERMANY CONTACT INFORMATION
CLAIMS CONFERENCE PROGRAMS FUNDED BY THE GERMAN GOVERNMENT
NO DEADLINE » Claims Conference Hardship Fund
Negotiated by the Claims Conference in 1980
One–time payment of approx $2,500 (depending on Euro-to-Dollar exchange) to survivors who fit the BEG definition of Nazi persecution and who have not received any previous compensation under the West German Indemnification Law.
Victims of Nazi persecution who currently reside in Eastern Europe are not eligible for this payment.
Claims Conference Hardship Fund

15 East 26th Street, Room
1405, N.Y. N.Y. 10010,
USA

P.O.B. 29254, 61292
Tel Aviv, Israel

Sophienstr. 26, D-60487
Frankfurt /Main,Germany
NO DEADLINE » Claims Conference Article 2 Fund
Negotiated by the Claims Conference in 1991-2. Pensions to survivors who earn under a specified amount and have received less than DM 35,000 in previous compensation. Eligibility is according to German government guidelines. Pensions are awarded for certain types of loss of liberty and persecution-related hardship. The monthly pension of Euro 270 is paid in quarterly installments (Euro 810 every three months: January, April, July & October).
Claims Conference Article 2 Fund

15 East 26th Street, Room
1405, N.Y. N.Y. 10010,
USA

PO Box 74, 61000 Tel Aviv

Sophienstr. 26, D-60487
Frankfurt /Main,Germany
NO DEADLINE » Claims Conference Central & Eastern European Fund - Ceef
Negotiated by the Claims Conference in 1998.
The program carries the same eligibility criteria as the Article 2 Fund, for those Nazi victims currently residing in Central and Eastern Europe. The monthly pension of Euro 135 (Euro 175 in certain countries, as of 1/1/06) is paid in quarterly installments (Euro 405 every three months: February, May, August & November).
Claims Conference CEEF
(Main Office)
Sophienstr. 26, D-60487
Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Liaison Offices Across Central
and Eastern Europe
DEADLINES Country: GERMANY CONTACT INFORMATION
CLAIMS CONFERENCE PROGRAMS PARTIALLY FUNDED BY THE GERMAN GOVERNMENT
EXPIRED 2001 » Claims Conference Program for Former Slave and Forced Laborers Implemented in Connection with the German Foundation "Remembrance, Responsibility & the Future."
Established in August 2000. Approximately
$1 billion compensation total (out of a $5 billion fund covering both Jews and non-Jews) for Jewish survivors of Nazi Slave or Forced Labor (and certain heirs), who receive payments of up to DM 15,000 in two parts.
Claims Conference

P.O. Box 799, New York,
NY 10018, USA

P.O. Box 29229, 61291
Tel Aviv, Israel

Sophienstr. 44, D-60487,
Frankfurt /Main,Germany
EXPIRED 2001 »  Fund for Victims of Medical Experiments Implemented in Connection with the German Foundation "Remembrance, Responsibility & the Future."
Compensation payments to Nazi victims who were subjected to medical experiments in
concentration camps, conducted for the purpose of alleged "medical research.” There are insufficient funds to make payments to persons who suffered personal injury.
 
EXPIRED
1960's
» FORMER WEST GERMANY
The deadline for the filing of individual property claims against the German government EXPIRED approx. 45 years ago.
Claims Conference Successor
Organization
Sophienstrasse 26
60487 Frankfurt am Main,
Germany
Tel: (49-69) 9707-08-0
Fax: (49-69) 9707-08-11
Info@claimscon.org
EXPIRED
DECEMBER
31, 1992
» FORMER EAST GERMANY
Applications to the German government for compensation and restitution for property located in the former German Democratic Republic (East Germany) EXPIRED on December 31, 1992.
CLAIMS CONFERENCE GOODWILL FUND

EXPIRED March 31, 2004

Under the Goodwill Fund established by the Claims Conference Successor Organization, owners and/or heirs of unclaimed properties in the former German Democratic Republic (East Germany) have been able to apply for payments that are awarded pursuant to the guidelines of the Goodwill Fund, in cases where the Claims Conference obtains compensation or restitution for the asset.

The Claims Conference posted on its website the list of original owners of properties for which it has filed claims as Successor Organization in the former East Germany . These are owners of properties which have been awarded to the Claims Conference by the German Restitution Authority, or that are awaiting adjudication.

Please click here for additional
information about the Goodwill Fund
DEADLINES Country: Greece Contact Information
There is no public information on the distribution of compensation funds to the survivor community of Greece following the German-Greek post-war bilateral agreement of 1960. Certain Jewish Nazi victims from the island of Rhodes are covered by Italian Law n. 791 (see Italy, below) if they have retained Italian citizenship.
DEADLINES Country: Hungary Contact Information
EXPIRED 1998 » Persecution:
In December 1998 a compensation program was announced allotting less than $200 for each parent or sibling killed during the Shoah. In 2003, following pressure from the Jewish world, this small payment was increased to about $1,800 (400,000 forints). The new payment, however, is limited to those claimants who had already applied for the first payment in 1998. No new form needs to be filled out for the additional payment. The World Jewish Restitution Organization is pressing for the program’s expansion and the admissibility of new applications from survivors who had not applied for this compensation in 1997.
Central Restitution Bureau
Kozponti Karrendezesi Iroda
Hauszmann Alajos Street utca 1
1116 Budapest, Hungary
Tel.: 36-1-371-8900
Fax: 36-1-371-8992
Email: info@karpotlas.hu
Website: www.karpotlas.hu
 

» Property:
Hungary enacted a law on the partial restitution of private property in 1991. The compensation received was approximately 5-10% of market value, in local vouchers to be used only in Hungary to buy shares in privatized companies or land at state auctions. The legislation did not provide compensation for assets such as securities, insurance policies, bank accounts, or looted artwork.

The Jewish Heritage of Hungary Public Endowment was created by Hungarian legislation in 1997 and was granted with funds from restituted Jewish communal properties. The fund pays monthly pensions to approximately 18,000 Hungarian Holocaust survivors.

The Jewish Heritage of Hungary
Public Endowment (MAZSOK)
Tukory u 3
Budapest, Hungary 1054

Website: www.mazsok.hu
(Hungarian)
http://www.mazsok.hu/english
(English)

 

» HUNGARIAN “GOLD TRAIN”:
On March 17, 2005, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida preliminarily approved the Hungarian Gold Train settlement.Allegations were made that the United States mishandled the personal property (a train of approximately twenty-four freight cars that contained personal property taken, seized, confiscated or stolen by the Hungarian government from Hungarian Jews) after the U.S. Army took such property into its custody at the conclusion of World War II and that the United States improperly disposed of some of the property.Under the settlement, approximately $21 million provided by the US government will fund social service programs benefiting Jewish Hungarian victims of Nazi persecution.

If approved, the Claims Conference will be administering these allocations pursuant to the terms of the Settlement Agreement and under court jurisdiction.In addition, the Claims Conference is implementing the worldwide Notice Program on behalf of the Court.The Claims Conference also participated in the mediation leading to the settlement.

Hungarian Gold Train Notice Provider
P.O. Box 1570
New York, New York 10159
E-mail: HGT@claimscon.org
Website: www.HungarianGoldTrain.org

Toll free Help Center numbers:
Australia 1-800-35-7208
Canada 1-800-562-0831
Hungary 00-800-737-47576
Israel 1-80-921-4806
United States 1-800-562-0831

DEADLINES Country: Israel Contact Information
NO DEADLINE » Disability Pensions & Benefits
The Disabled Victims of Nazi Persecution Law was enacted as a result of the Luxembourg Agreements of 1952. Israeli citizens who suffer disability due to Nazi persecution and who immigrated to Israel before October 1953 may receive pensions and certain benefits from the Israeli government. Restrictions on residency also apply.
Bureau for the Rehabilitation
of the Disabled
7 Kalman Magen Street,
Tel Aviv, 61070
Tel. (972-3) 697 2651 or 52
(972-3) 697 2620
Fax: (972-3) 697 2670
http://www.mof.gov.il/lishka/
EXPIRED
SEPT. 30,
2002
Survivors who meet these criteria and resided in Germany on January 01, 1947 may receive a fixed pension without benefits.
NO DEADLINE

» Property: Office of The General Custodian
The Parliamentary Inquiry Committee For the Location and Restitution of Assets of Holocaust Victims, created in 2000, led to the establishment of a special unit of the Office of the General Custodian. The Office has published a list of missing persons who owned assets that were transferred into its possession, with names of persons who were most likely killed in the Holocaust.

The General Custodian
216 Jaffa Road P.O.B 36278
94383 Jerusalem, Israel
Fax: 972-2-5311-681.
www.justice.gov.il
/MOJHeb/
ApotroposKlali/

(Website and List are in Hebrew).

» Dormant Bank Accounts
A report by the same parliamentary committee, following recent investigation of Holocaust-era dormant bank accounts in Israel (Committee Chairperson MK Colette Avital) has been posted on the internet. It contains a searchable list of account owners.
To access the report and the lists, click here: http://www.knesset.gov.il/
committees/eng/docs/
shoa_finalreport_eng.htm
NO DEADLINE » Keren Kayemeth Leisrael – Jewish National Fund
The Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael (KKL) has published a list of missing persons from the World War II period whose property is administrated by the KKL

Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael
Office of the Legal Advisor
POB 283
Jerusalem 91002
http://www.kkl.org.il
(Hebrew)

Press Releases

DEADLINES Country: Italy Contact Information
NO DEADLINE The Italian Parliament passed Law 791 in November 1980 to provide monthly pensions (equivalent to the minimum monthly Italian Social Security of approx. Euro 390) to Italian citizens who were deported to concentration camps. Law 96 (March 1955) and Law 932 (December 1980) also provide pensions for Italian citizens who were persecuted for political or racial reasons. Certain Jews from the island of Rhodes who were deported to concentration camps are eligible to apply under Law 791, on the basis of their Italian
citizenship during the war, provided they have retained Italian citizenship.
Union of Italian Jewish
Communities
Lungotevere Sanzio 9
Rome, Italy
Tel. (39-6) 580 3667
Fax (39-6) 589 9569
www.ucei.it
DEADLINES Country: Latvia Contact Information
EXPIRED Latvia provides for restitution to former owners or heirs, without discriminating on the basis of citizenship or residency. Property deemed “non-returnable” is compensated through local vouchers. The property restitution process in Latvia, both private and
communal, is nearing completion.
DEADLINES Country: Lithuania Contact Information
EXPIRED 2001 » Private Property Restitution Claims:
Since 1991, the Lithuanian government has restituted to private claimants who are Lithuanian citizens most of the property that can be returned. Resolution of outstanding claims would require the creation of a compensation fund of approximately $500 million.
EXPIRED 2001 » Communal Property
The Government in the process of drawing up list of communal properties formerly owned by Jews, as a first step toward restitution without citizenship requirements.
DEADLINES Country: Luxembourg Contact Information
Amendments to the Social Security code (1974) allow victims of Nazi persecution to count their persecution time toward a social security pension, if otherwise eligible for the grand duchy's social security entitlements. Certain residency and citizenship restrictions apply, but foreign nationals are not excluded a priori.
DEADLINES Country: Macedonia Contact Information
2005 and 2007 deadlines » Holocaust Fund Foundation
Law 43/2000 covers the restitution of the property (if state-owned); or compensation in the form of the issuance of bonds as compensation. Heirless property will be placed in a Holocaust Fund Foundation, to be administered by both the government & the Jewish community of Macedonia.
Jewish Community of Macedonia
Borka Taleski 24
Skopje91000
Macedonia
Tel. 389.91.237.543
Fax. 389.91.237.543
Email. zsami@soros.mk
DEADLINES Country: The Netherlands Contact Information
NO DEADLINE » Persecution: Pensions and Benefits
Former citizens and residents of the Netherlands and Dutch colonies who suffer financial hardship due to physical disabilities resulting from persecution during World War II may be eligible to receive certain supplementary benefits (Wuv, Wubo, Wbp) from the Dutch government Pensions and Benefits Council (Pur).
Compensation for Physical
Disabilities
Pensioen – en Uitkeringsraad
P.O. Box 9575
2300 RB Leiden
Netherlands
Tel: (31-71) 535-6500
Fax: (31-71) 576-6003
info@pur.nl
www.pur.nl
EXPIRED 2001 » Maror General Property Compensation Fund Claim status inquiries:
helpdesk@joodsetegoeden.nl
www.maror.nl
EXPIRED 2002
» Foundation for Individual Bank Claims
www.sib-sjoa.nl
EXPIRED 2002 » Foundation for Individual Securities Claims www.sie-sjoa.nl

» Foundation for Individual Insurance Claims www.stichting-sjoa.nl
EXPIRED 12/31/03 » ICHEIC:
Applicants may apply through the International Commission on Holocaust Era Insurance
Claims (ICHEIC)
ICHEIC: www.icheic.org
DUTCH FDN.
12/31/09
Or directly through the Dutch Foundation. Stichting Individuele
Verzekeringsaanspraken Sjoa
P.O. Box 91475
2509 EB Den Haag
info@stichting-sjoa.nl
http://www.sie-sjoa.nl
or
http://www.sib-sjoa.nl
DEADLINES Country: Norway Contact Information
In 1999 following the findings of the Skarpnes Committee, the Norwegian government established fund to compensate (through one-time payments) persons who suffered from anti-Jewish measures during the war in Norway. Ministry of Justice
Department of Civil Affairs
P.O. Box 8005
DEP 0030 Oslo, Norway
http://odin.dep.no/jd/english/bn.html
DEADLINES Country: Poland Contact Information

» Private Property
There is no legislation governing the restitution of private property.

In March 2001 the Polish parliament approved a law for the restitution of private property, restricting the right to file a claim to persons having Polish citizenship as of December 31, 1999. The Polish president vetoed the law.

Certain steps are being taken and pressure from the Jewish world is continuing, but currently there is no claims process for private property restitution.

For further information on this effort and the on-going work of the Holocaust Restitution Committee and others, consult their website.

Those interested in pursuing a
legal claim against the Polish
government can contact the
United Restitution Organization:
Frankfurt: Tel: (49-69) 713 7790;
Fax: (49-69) 713 77920
Tel Aviv: Tel: (972-3) 517-5204;
Fax: (972-3) 517-0655
New York: Tel: (212) 921-3860;
Fax: (212) 575-1918
Toronto: Tel: (416) 630-2920;
Fax: (416) 630-1885

www.polishrestitution.com
» POLISH BANK ACCOUNTS
In 1960 and 1975 Switzerland returned to Poland dormant bank accounts and some insurance policies belonging to Polish citizens from the Holocaust period. The Polish Ministry of Finance offers to return the money to its owners or its heirs. For additional information, contact the Property Department at the Polish Ministry of Finance:
Ministerstwie Finanscow – Departament Spraw Majatkowych
pokoj nr 3130 lub 3128
ul. Swietokrzyska 12
00-916 Warszawa
Tel: 694-46-42, or 694-30-03

You may also search the list of Polish bank account holders: www.claimsinfo.org/searchdb.asp
DEADLINES Country: Romania Contact Information
EXPIRED
FEBRUARY
14, 2002
» PRIVATE PROPERTY:
Re-privatization Law 10/2001 covering private property restitution for real estate confiscated between 1945 and 1989 is complex and it has been difficult for claimants to use the legislation in order to successfully file for restitution or compensation.

Law 247/2005 enacted on July 25 2005 includes certain amendments to Law 10/2001 that may help to resolve certain pending claims filed under the 2002 deadline.

To access Romanian restitution legislation, go to: www.claimsinfo.org
DEADLINES Country: Russia Contact Information
While there has been progress in the restitution of some Jewish communal property since 1991, there is no legislation that oversees the restitution or compensation of private property in Russia today.
DEADLINES Country: Serbia & Montenegro Contact Information
DEADLINE
TO
REGISTER:
June 30 2006
» PRIVATE PROPERTY:
A law regarding the registration of property nationalized after 1945 was enacted in May 2005. Only when all eligible properties have been registered will a draft restitution law be presented to parliament.

For information on registration:
Bureau of Property
Republic of Serbia
Gračanička Street #8
11 000 Belgrade
Serbia & Montenegro

DEADLINES Country: Slovak Republic Contact Information
EXPIRED DECEMBER 31 2003 » Holocaust Fund for Property
In October 2002, the Slovak Republic signed an agreement with the Jewish community that established a fund to partially compensate for the lost assets of Slovak Jews during the Holocaust. The government agreed to allocate 850 million Slovak Crowns (approximately $18.5 million) toward compensation for the un-restituted property. Funds are to cover the healthcare of 1,450 Holocaust survivors in Slovakia and to help renovate Jewish historical sites.
Council for the Compensation of
Holocaust Victims
Kancelaria Rady
PO Box 115
820 05 Bratislava 25,
Slovak Republic
Fax: 421-2-55421771
Kancrada@stonline.sk
www.holocaustslovakia.sk
» Private Property Claims
The Council was also accepting claims for partial compensation payments on real estate property losses incurred after the war.
DEADLINES Country: Sweden Contact Information
» Commission on Jewish Assets in Sweden at the Time of the Second World War
The Swedish government established the commission in 1997, with the final report being published in 1999. The commission determined that the Swedish central bank had received transfers of gold bars and coins during WWII from Germany. Further research was recommended. The report also announced that it had a list of unclaimed bank accounts at Swedish banks, dormant since 1945. No claim process was announced.

No victim's pension fund was established by the various Swedish governments and there are no plans to do so in the future.
The Bank Lists may be searched
online at:
www.wiesenthal.com
DEADLINES Country: Ukraine Contact Information
Ukraine has no legislation covering the restitution of private property. There are currently no related government drafts or proposals on this issue.
DEADLINES Country: United Kingdom Contact Information
EXPIRED August 31, 2004 » Property
At the start of World War II, the UK Government enacted legislation to freeze bank accounts and other assets belonging to residents in “enemy” countries. The Government's aim was to prevent “the enemy” from benefiting from assets held in the UK.

Restore UK is the central agency established by the British Bankers Association to assist claimants reclaim their frozen or dormant bank accounts.
The Enemy Property Claims Assessment Panel (EPCAP)
Secretariat, Department of Trade and Industry
1 Victoria Street
London SW1H 0ET
Tel.: +020-7215-3486 or +020-7215-2168
Fax: +020-7215-3487
Email: janette.plumridge@dti.gsi.gov.uk For more information: www.ajr.org.uk/claimstax.htm
DEADLINES International Venues Contact Information
ARTWORKS
INTERNATIONAL COMMISSIONS, MUSEUM
REGISTRIES, ETC
Consult the "Artworks" section on the Claims Conference Website, Or contact:
New York State Banking Department
Holocaust Claims Processing Office
One State Street
New York, New York 10004-1417
Claimsques@banking.state.ny.us
www.claims.state.ny.us
INTERNATIONAL COMMISSION ON HOLOCAUST ERA INSURANCE CLAIMS (ICHEIC)
EXPIRED DECEMBER 31, 2003 Established in 1998 by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (USA), the World Jewish Congress, the State of Israel, the Claims Conference and five major European insurance companies (Allianz of Germany; Generali formerly in Eastern Europe; Zurich; AXA and Winterthur). Also covers policies issued in the Netherlands and by any German insurance company.

For the International Helpline Telephone Numbers, consult ICHEIC at www.icheic.org

If unable to reach one of the international numbers, dial 1-646-519-8787 and an operator will call you back

Individuals with claims regarding Holocaust Era Insurance that were not filed with ICHEIC before its deadline should contact the relevant insurance companies. For a summary list of companies, consult the Claims Conference website Insurance Claims page.
CLAIMS CONFERENCE PROGRAMS FUNDED BY THE SWISS BANKS SETTLEMENT “IN RE HOLOCAUST VICTIM ASSETS LITIGATION” UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK
EXPIRED 2001 » Slave Labor Class I
This compensation payment is administered by the Claims Conference in conjunction with the Program for Former Slave and Forced Laborers (“German Foundation”). One-time payment of $1,450 to “Victims or Targets of Nazi Persecution” who were forced to work for little or no remuneration for the Nazi regime or its Axis allies.
Claims Conference
P.O. Box 799, New York,
NY 10018, USA
P.O. Box 29229, 61291 Tel
Aviv, Israel
Sophienstr. 44, D-60487,
Frankfurt /Main Germany
EXPIRED 2001 » Swiss Refugee Program
Jewish Holocaust survivors who were denied entry into, or expelled from, Switzerland, receive $3,625. Those who were admitted but were detained, abused or otherwise mistreated receive $725.
 

 

 

Sources: IF_NECESSARY

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