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  • Congress to Germany: Provide more funding for Holocaust survivors

    1 week ago

    A bipartisan group of Congress members introduced a resolution calling on the German government to provide additional financial aid to Holocaust survivors in their waning years.

    The resolution, which was introduced in the House and the Senate on Friday, aims to ensure “that all...

  • Germany should award pensions to ghetto survivors, Jewish body says

    March 3, 2013 | 7:08 am

    Germany's main Jewish body is calling on the German government and parliament to step in on behalf of survivors of World War II ghettoes who have not yet received a German pension for their work.

    Dieter Graumann, head of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, said in a statement...

  • 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...

  • Slave Laborers Get Final Claims Check

    By Tom Tugend

    August 12, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Frieda Moldavan had to wait 60 years, but last week she was finally "compensated" for digging German anti-tank trenches outside Budapest in the bitter winter of 1944.

    Moldavan received a check for slightly more than $3,000 -- the same amount paid to the other 4,325 former Jewish...

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  • Filing Cutoff Nears on Ghetto Pensions

    By Toby Axelrod

    May 15, 2003 | 8:01 pm

    Time is running out for survivors of Nazi ghettos to apply for retroactive German pensions, a German advocacy group warned.

    Applications received after June 30 will not be eligible for payments going back to 1997, according to Lothar Evers, director of the German Association for...

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