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US State Department Accepts Applications For Compensation From SNCF
Following the landmark $60m agreement reached towards the end of last year, the US State Department has begun accepting applications for compensation in recognition of the role played by the French railways (SNCF) in the deportation of Jews during the Holocaust.
Although the scheme specifically excludes citizens of certain countries, including Britain, from applying, owing to the separate earlier bilateral indemnification agreements with France, eligible survivors will receive $100,000. Also eligible to apply are surviving spouses of deportees as well as the estates of either a survivor or their spouse, who died after the Second World War.
Full details of the scheme, including links to the eligible criteria and application forms are available at http://www.state.gov/p/eur/rt/hlcst/deportationclaims/index.htm