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  • 17 arrested in $42.5 million fraud at Claims Conference

    November 9, 2010 | 2:52 pm

    The U.S. Attorney’s Office in New York has arrested 17 people for participating in a $42.5 million fraud at the Claims Conference.

    Those arrested include former and current employees of the Claims Conference, which distributes more than $400 million per year from the German...

  • Nation and World Briefs

    August 25, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Geiderman Named Holocaust Commission Vice Chair

    President Bush named Joel Geiderman as the vice chair of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council. Geiderman, co-chair of the department of emergency medicine at Los Angeles' Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, previously served on the council,...

  • Deep Throat: Not a Jew

    By Jewish Telegraphic Agency

    June 2, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    President Nixon was wrong on Deep Throat's Jewishness.

    A former FBI agent who outed himself as the "Deep Throat" of the Watergate scandal is not Jewish, though Nixon and his aides believed he was. Mark Felt, 91, revealed himself to Vanity Fair this week as the best-known anonymous...

  • Israel Prepares for Fence Court Case

    By Leslie Susser

    February 12, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Israel claims that the International Court of Justice (ICJ) has no jurisdiction to rule on the West Bank security barrier, but at the same time, the government is preparing detailed legal, security and diplomatic arguments and an intensive public relations campaign.

    The government...

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  • Survivors Sue Claims Commission

    By Matthew E. Berger

    October 2, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Survivors are suing the commission on Nazi-era insurance claims, a commissioner has called for the resignation of its chief and Jewish officials handling the claims acknowledge serious problems.

    But they also say there probably isn't a better way to dole out the claims.

    The anger...

  • Liaison to the Past

    By Michael Aushenker

    February 22, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Since she fled the former Soviet Union more than a decade ago, Anya Verkhovskaya has come more than full circle. As an assistant to the director of outreach and notification for the International Commission on Holocaust-Era Insurance Claims, she travels frequently to her birthplace...

  • Process of Payments

    By Stewart Ain

    February 15, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Virtually all Jews locked up in concentration camps, ghettos and similar places of incarceration during the Holocaust may now apply for compensation from a newly created $5 billion German foundation. And on Feb. 5, the names of 21,000 probable Holocaust victims whose dormant accounts...

  • Disturbing Numbers

    May 11, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Three out of every four insurance policy claims submitted by Holocaust survivors or heirs of victims are being rejected by European insurers.

    The 75 percent rejection rate is particularly startling since these claims, submitted through an international commission, are considered the...

  • California Pressures Insurers to Settle Holocaust-era Claims

    By Tom Tugend

    May 6, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    California's top officials, legislators and private organizations are throwing their collective weight behind a series of measures aimed at pressuring European insurance companies into settling claims from the Holocaust era.

    The charge is being led by Gov. Gray Davis and state...