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Nov 2002 Journal

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Central Office for Holocaust Claims

Frankfurt forced labour compensation

Victims of Nazi persecution used as forced labourers in the city of Frankfurt are entitled to claim an extra compensation award under the terms of a reparation programme introduced by the city’s government. Eligible applicants will receive a one-time payment of DM 2,000 (approximately £650).

The compensation is in addition to any monies received, or due to be received, from the German Foundation Slave and Forced Labour Programme.

Together with confirmation of their name, address and date of birth, applicants are advised to write direct to the Frankfurt city department handling these claims with copies of any supporting documents.

Applications and further enquiries should be addressed to Mr Andrej Bodek, Stadt Frankfurt-am-Main, Dezernat Kultur und Freizeit, Brückenstrasse 3-7, D-60594 Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany. Mr Bodek can also be contacted by telephone on 0049 69 212 369 41 or by email at andrzej.bodek@stadt-frankfurt.de.

Insurance tax exemption

The Capital Taxes Technical Group of the Inland Revenue has confirmed that compensation awards made in respect of unpaid Holocaust-era insurance policies will not attract Capital Gains Tax.

Insurance deadline extension

A further extension to the filing period for applications to the International Commission on Holocaust Era Insurance Claims has been announced. Claims can now be submitted up to 30 March 2003. The extra time will allow potential claimants to review the list of identified unpaid insurance policies, which now runs to some 49,000 names and continues to be updated. A list of outstanding claims is available on line at www.icheic.org.

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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