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  • 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...

  • 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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