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German deportation list
The German Federal Archive has launched a website containing the names of almost 160,000 Jews deported from Germany during the Holocaust.

The website, ‘Jewish Victims of Persecution by the National Socialist Government in Germany, 1933–1945’, enables searches in accordance with several criteria, including concentration camps and ghettos to which people were deported (see below). It is possible to search for a person’s full name, date and place of birth, and their place of residence when deported. Searches can also be made for the date of deportation, the place to which victims were deported, and the date and place of death.

The site also enables readers to print the search result and to apply for the relevant documents from the German government confirming these data.

The site, which is in German, can be found at http://www.bundesarchiv.de/gedenkbuch/directory.html

Leningrad compensation
In an historic breakthrough, the Claims Conference has negotiated one-time payments from Germany for certain Jewish victims of the Nazi siege of Leningrad.
In recent negotiations, the German government has agreed to include these Jewish victims in the Claims Conference Hardship Fund provided they meet the programme’s other eligibility criteria. The programme makes a one-time payment of 2,556 Euros (about £2,000) to people who stayed in Leningrad at some time between September 1941 and January 1944 or fled from the city during this period.
This agreement is expected to lead to payments to thousands of Jewish victims of Nazism from the former Soviet Union who are now living in Israel, the United States, Germany and other Western countries. It is the first time that the persecution of Jews who lived through the 900-day siege of Leningrad has been recognised by Germany.
Enquiries seeking advice and clarification on Holocaust restitution and compensation matters should continue to be sent to Michael Newman at Central Office for Holocaust Claims (UK), Jubilee House, Merrion Avenue, Stanmore, Middx HA7 4RL, by fax to 020 8385 3075, or by email to mnewman@ajr.org.uk


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