Oct 2007 Journal

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Central Office for Holocaust Claims

Life certificates

Members are reminded that the AJR is able to notarise life certificates for all pensions from Austria and most pensions from Germany. Please contact us if you would like a representative from the AJR to sign your certificate. Please note also that members can continue to visit the relevant embassy or consulate.


Israel property list

Approximately 7,000 names of owners of bank accounts and other properties in Israel that were not claimed after the Second World War have been listed on the website of Hashava, the Company for Location and Restitution of Holocaust Victims' Assets Ltd. Hashava was established in Israel in 2006 by the Holocaust Victims Assets Law.


The list of names was cross-checked with the list of victims at Yad Vashem, and only their heirs or other designated persons can apply. The committee’s charge will last 15 years, and it will assist in searching for heirs and other beneficiaries.


Any person who thinks they may be entitled to make a claim as an heir of a Holocaust victim, regardless of whether or not the assets in question are listed, should contact the organisation via its website. Please note that this list does not deal with persons or properties and accounts outside Israel.
The list and application form to register a claim for restitution are available at www.hashava.org.il/eng and completed forms can also be returned by post to PO BOX 927, B’NAI BRAK, 51108, ISRAEL. Applications for names that do not appear on the list will be accepted.

Michael Newman

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