Nov 2003 Journal

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Central Office for Holocaust Claims

Another insurance extension

To allow further time for potential applicants to file claims for unpaid insurances bought before the Second World War, the International Commission on Holocaust Era Insurance Claims (ICHEIC) has announced a final extension to the deadline for submitting claims: 31 December 2003. This additional time has been granted for heirs of Holocaust victims who held an insurance policy to search the ICHEIC list of more than 400,000 names on their website www.icjeic.org.

Completed applications must now be submitted by 31 December 2003.

Deadline extensions

The application filing periods for two other compensation funds have also been extended to 31 December 2003:

The Austrian Reconciliation Fund, which pays reparations to slave labourers in Nazi-run camps in Austria. For application forms, explanatory materials and further information, please contact PO Box 44, A-1011 Vienna. The telephone number is 0043 1 513 60 16 and the fax number is 0043 1 513 60 16 15. Details of how to apply are also available from the Fund's website www.reconciliationfund.at.

The Council for the Compensation of Holocaust Victims in the Slovak Republic pays compensation to Holocaust victims (or their heirs) whose properties were aryanised during the Second World War. The Council can be reached at Kancelaria Rady, PO Box 115, 820 05 Bratislava 25, Slovak Republic. The Council's website is www.holocaustslovakia.sk and email kancrada@stonline.sk.

Further help

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

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