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The International Tracing Service of the Red Cross

Under the terms of an agreement between the 11 governments that control the archive of the International Tracing Service of the Red Cross, the entire collection of records pertaining to some 17 million displaced victims of the Holocaust and the Second World War are expected to be fully scanned and more publicly available by the end of this year. …read more

Hungarian Compensation

The deadline to apply for the Hungarian government compensation programme expired on 31 December 2006. Under the terms of the law that provides for the compensation, the Hungarian government will make lump sum awards of $1,800 (HUF 400,000) to the living spouse, child or parent of a Holocaust victim who died due to the ‘political despotism of the Hungarian authority or an official person, or if the injured person died during deportation or forced labour ’. …read more

Austrian Pension Changes

Recipients of an Austrian pension who are still incurring commission charges from Austrian banks are advised to close their Austrian bank account in order to avoid account-running charges. …read more