Jan 2006 Journal

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Central Office for Holocaust Claims

Programme for former slave and forced labourers

According to the German Foundation law, the last day on which payments in respect of slave and forced labour from the German Foundation Remembrance, Responsibility and the Future may be made to eligible persons is 20 September 2006. Individuals eligible for payment include:

  1. Survivors who are eligible for, but have not yet received, full payment;
  2. Applicants yet to receive any decision regarding their claim;
  3. Recipients of the Heir Application Packet who have yet to submit the required forms;
  4. Those with appeals pending before the Appeals Authority.

Heirs of deceased persons who are eligible for payment must notify the Claims Conference, the organisation which administers claims, within six months of the death of the survivor in order to receive payment.

Any individual who fits into one of the above categories should contact the Claims Conference and submit all necessary information as soon as possible. Only claims filed before the deadline of 30 September 2006 will be processed.

Please note that the Foundation will not accept any new applications. The original deadline to submit applications was December 2001. Heirs of survivors are entitled only where the survivor passed away after 16 February 1999.

Written enquiries should be sent to Central Office for Holocaust Claims (UK), Jubilee House, Merrion Avenue, Stanmore, Middx HA7 4RL, by fax to 020 8385 3075, or by email to michael@ajr.org.uk. Assistance can be provided strictly by appointment at the Holocaust Survivors Centre in Hendon, north London. For an appointment, please ring 020 8385 3074.
Michael Newman & Samara Wolinsky

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