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Jun 2002 Journal

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Central Office for Holocaust Claims

Tribute

The AJR extends its condolences to the family of Eli Ered (see Obituaries). Eli worked tirelessly to secure pensions and other reparations from the German government for Holocaust survivors and refugees and his strenuous efforts paved the way for the Central Office for Holocaust Claims to provide advice to Holocaust victims.

Further compensation for looting of assets in The Netherlands

The Foundation for Individual Securities Claims - established jointly by the Central Jewish Board in the Netherlands and the Israel Platform of Former Dutchmen in Israel together with the Netherlands Bankers' Association, the Amsterdam Stock Exchange Association and the Amsterdam Exchanges N.V. - provides compensation for three losses:

The gap in the post-war restoration of securities rights The missing 10 per cent of compensation paid in 1953 by the Restoration of Securities Rights Guarantee Fund (Waarborgfonds Rechtsherstel).

The Puttkammer commission Half of the commission charged to Jews who surrendered jewellery to Puttkammer during WWII in the hope of avoiding deportation is being refunded by the Foundation.

Restitution of safe deposit box expenses During WWII banks charged their Jewish clients for having to break open their safe deposit boxes.

Further information about these claim procedures is available by writing to the Central Office for Holocaust Claims or direct to the Foundation for Individual Securities Claims Shoah, Postbus 94200, 1090 GE Amsterdam, The Netherlands or by visiting the Foundation website www.sie-sjoa.nl.

Payments from the Foundation are separate from, and in no way interfere with, allocations from the Maror Foundation.

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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