Information about Jewish claims against Germany:

Claims Conference Restitution Guide:

Research Commissions in other countries:

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum:  

National Institute for disabled Veterans, War Veterans and War Casualties 

Department of War Victims: 


France - Commission for the Compensation of the Victims of Financial Spoliation

The French Government has established the Commission for the Compensation of Victims of Spoliation resulting from Anti-Semitic Legislation in Force during the Occupation (CIVS) to investigate claims and compensate the victims whose assets were frozen, looted or aryanized.

You are eligible for compensation if you (or your family, heirs or successors) were Jewish and if you (or your family) had any type of professional or personal account in a bank in France during the period from September 1939 to May 1945. Even if you are not sure that you or your family had an account, you may still ask for a claims form.

To be eligible for a payment from the fund, you must file a claim with the Commission by July 18, 2002, inclusive.

Detailed information is available on the CIVS Internet site ( in French and English, and shortly in Hebrew, with an additional list of organizations, banks and internet sites.

For further information there also exist two international toll-free telephone numbers:
00.800.2000.4000 and 1.886.254.3770 (US).


Netherlands - Maror Funds Foundation

In recognition of the deficiencies identified in the restoration of rights, schemes have been set up for assets to be returned to the Dutch-Jewish community.
The Public Maror Funds Foundation (Stichting Maror-gelden Overheid), an independent administrative body under the supervision of the Dutch Government, was founded for the distribution of the Jewish assets. The Individual Maror Funds Foundation (Stichting Individuele Maror-gelden) manages the funds made available by banks, insurance companies and stock exchange.

The Maror Funds Desk will process the compensation claims that have been examined by both Foundations. Detailed information is available on the Internet site ( of the Foundation, in six languages: Dutch, French, English, Spanish, Portuguese and Hebrew.

To have a claim to payment from the fund, the application form may be submitted until 31 December 2001 at the latest. The application forms to be filled in and the explanation are on the web site mentioned above.

For further details, please contact the telephone helpdesk at the free number 00.800.62767123 (Netherlands) or call or fax 00.31.3382.456 at the normal charge rate.

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