The Study Commission on Jewish Assets completed its proceedings and produced a final report on July 12, 2001.
The Government then introduced a bill in Parliament (Parliament documents,
of Representatives, 50 1379/001 to 010 - Senate,
Its aim is to define an indemnification procedure for the Belgian Jewish Community's assets, which were plundered, surrendered or abandoned during the Second World War. Therefore a new Commission will be set up to investigate the indemnification claims and to come to a decision.
This bill became the Act of December 20, 2001 relating to the indemnification for the Belgian Jewish Community's assets, which were plundered, surrendered or abandoned during the Second World War, that was published in the Belgian Monitor of January 24, 2002.
However, the act only takes effect on the date appointed by the King. The
Royal Decree of March 13, 2002 fixing the date on which the act comes into effect
was published in the Belgian Monitor of March 19, 2002 and stipulates that the
act takes effect on that very day.
A second Royal Decree dated March 13, 2002 was also published in the Belgian Monitor of March 19, 2002. This Decree lays down further procedures for submitting indemnification claims and thereby establishes the standard indemnification form.
Both decrees and the application form are available on the website of the Prime Minister, under the heading "Jewish Community Indemnification Commission"
For further questions, please
contact Mr M. De Trazegnies:
Chancellery of the Prime Minister
Federal Public Department Chancellery and General Services
For the attention of Mr M. De Trazegnies
Rue de la Loi, 16 - Wetstraat 16