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  • Holocaust insurance claims divide the Jewish community

    June 6, 2012 | 1:49 pm

    Hardly a day goes by where Renee Firestone isn’t asked by some school, museum, reporter or filmmaker to talk about the Holocaust.

    “Somebody has to tell the story,” she said. “I am fortunate enough, at my age, to still be able to walk and talk. So I have to do it.”

    Firestone is 88,...

  • Bill Tackles Life Insurance Blacklist

    By Joe Berkofsky

    January 22, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    New York state legislators are trying to prevent insurance companies from blacklisting travelers to Israel so that they cannot obtain life insurance coverage.

    Sheldon Silver, speaker of the New York Assembly, and Assemblyman Peter Grannis unveiled a bill Jan. 15 that would bar state...

  • Voiding of Holocaust Law Sparks Anger

    By Tom Tugend

    June 26, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Holocaust survivors and Jewish organizations have reacted with anger and disappointment to Monday's U.S. Supreme Court decision striking down a California law that required European insurance companies to disclose information about all their Holocaust-era policies.

    Much of the...

  • A Time to Pay

    By Tom Hayden

    July 26, 2001 | 7:59 pm

    The largest Holocaust-era German insurance company has not paid a single claim to survivors. Meanwhile, the international commission created to resolve Holocaust claims disputes has spent $30 million on administrative costs, compared to $3 million distributed to elderly survivors....

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