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Ghetto pension law extended

Ghetto pension law extended

On 5 June the German Bundestag unanimously passed legislation approving back payments of social security pensions for people – including many Holocaust survivors – who worked in ghettos under Nazi-German control during the Second World War. …read more

Nazi looted book collection

The Municipal Library of Nuremberg (Stadtbibliothek im Bildungscampus Nürnberg) is housing as a permanent loan from the Jewish Community of Nuremberg (Israelitische Kultusgemeinde Nürnberg) a remarkable collection of looted books. …read more

Claims Conference Late Application Fund

Claims Conference Late Application Fund

The Claims Conference has established a Late Applicants Fund (“LAF”) of €50 million to accept applications from certain heirs of former owners of Jewish property/assets located in the former East Germany for which the Claims Conference received proceeds. Applications must be submitted before 31 December 2014. …read more

Claims Conference programmes expanded

Claims Conference programmes expanded

At the latest round of negotaitons with the German government, the Claims Conference secured significant improvements for applicants to the Article II and Hardship Funds. …read more

Austrian residency letter

In the February edition of the AJR Journal we published a notice about a letter sent to some AJR members who receive an Austrian state pension. …read more

Hashava

Israel property list

A list of approximately 7,000 names of owners of bank accounts and other properties in Israel that were not claimed after World War II have been listed on the website of Hashava, the Company for Location and Restitution of Holocaust Victims' Assets Ltd. Hashava was established in Israel in 2006 by the Holocaust Victims Assets Law. …read more

Compensation programmes improved

Compensation programmes improved

Following negotiations with the German government, the Claims Conference announced a series of improvements in compensation programmes that they administer. These changes affect applicants to the Article II and the Hardship Funds. …read more

Company for Location & Restitution of Holocaust Victims Assets (Israel)

Company for Location & Restitution of Holocaust Victims Assets (Israel)

A list of approximately 7,000 names of owners of bank accounts and other properties in Israel that were not claimed after World War II have been listed on the website of Hashava, the Company for Location and Restitution of Holocaust Victims' Assets Ltd. Hashava was established in Israel in 2006 by the Holocaust Victims Assets Law. …read more