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10 Jul 2007 - Claims Conference secures additional payments for Holocaust survivors

Claims Conference secures additional payments for Holocaust survivors

Nearly $100 Million in Additional Payments to be Made Over 10 Years

In its annual negotiations today with the German government, the Claims Conference obtained eligibility for monthly pension payments for an estimated additional 1,500 Holocaust survivors and secured increases in the amounts of payments to survivors in Eastern Europe. Today’s negotiations will result in nearly $100 million in additional compensation payments over the next decade.

Western European Victims

Eligibility criteria for these Western European victims and for the Article 2 Fund is at www.claimscon.org

CEEF Payment Increase

When the Article 2 Fund was established, the German government agreed to pay only 25,000 Holocaust survivors. Due to Claims Conference annual negotiations with the Ministry of Finance to liberalize eligibility criteria, including the recognition of incarceration in additional camps and work battalions, more than 96,000 survivors have been approved to date for monthly pension payments from Article 2 and CEEF.

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