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Holocaust Restitution & Reparations: How to File a Restitution Claim

Insurance Claims

The International Commission on Holocaust Era Insurance Claims handles insurance claims of Holocaust victims, survivors and their heirs or beneficiaries.

For claim forms and more information, call toll-free in the United States, (800) 957-3203. Information is also available on the Internet at

Payments from Germany & Austria

The Claims Conference negotiates compensation payments for Holocaust victims from Germany and Austria. There are several programs, with varying eligibility requirements and application deadlines.

For further information in the United States call (212) 696-4944; Israel (972-3) 517-9247; Germany, (49-69) 970-701-21; Austria (43-1) 533-1622.

Detailed information about these programs is also available at

German Slave Labor Payments

The Claims Conference Program for Former Slave and Forced Laborers began in 2000 after German government and industry agreed to a DM 10 billion fund to compensate surviving former laborers under the Nazis.

The program is now closed.

New York State Holocaust Claims Processing Office

This office helps those seeking to recover assets deposited in European banks, monies never paid in connection with insurance policies issued by European insurance companies and art that was lost or looted.

For information, call (800) 695-3318 in the United States. Information is also available on the Internet at

Swiss Fund

In August 1998, Switzerland's leading banks agreed to pay $1.25 billion to settle Holocaust-era claims.

Hungarian Gold Train Settlement

A proposed settlement agreement was filed on March 11, 2005 in the Hungarian Gold Train case between the United States Government and Hungarian victims of the Holocaust and heirs.

For information, see the Hungarian Gold Train Settlement site.