Dec 2001 Journal

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Central Office for Holocaust Claims

31 December 2001 deadlines

Former slave and forced labourers have until the end of December to submit applications for compensation from the German Foundation: Remembrance, Responsibility and the Future. Those eligible to claim include any labourer under Nazi occupation and those who were interned in a place where labour was performed.

December is also the last month to file an application in respect of property owned in the former Czechoslovakia. Those eligible to a share in the CZK 100 million Endowment Fund for Victims of the Holocaust must support their claim with an extract from the relevant local land registry office in the Czech Republic.

The children of parents deported as a consequence of French collaboration during the Second World War have until 31 December 2001 to claim either a life pension or a lump sum in compensation. Applications are restricted to victims who were under 21 years old when their parents were deported and who are not now receiving a German or Austrian state pension.

The deadline for making an application to the Stichting Maror-Gelden Overheid also expires at the end of December. Close relatives of Jewish victims of Nazi persecution in the Netherlands qualify as substitutes if the victim died on or after 8 May 1945.

A deadline extension allows applicants under the Refugees class of the Swiss bank settlement to file claims until the end of the year. Compensation is paid to those ‘who were either denied entry or expelled from Switzerland, or were admitted into Switzerland but abused or mistreated there’.

Further help

Written enquiries should be sent to Central Office for Holocaust Claims (UK), 1 Hampstead Gate, 1a Frognal, London NW3 6AL. For assistance with the completion of application forms please telephone 020 7431 6161 for an appointment.
Michael Newman

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