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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,...

  • 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....

  • Quackenbush’s Crusade

    By Tom Tugend

    December 9, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    In two days of hearings (Dec. 1 & 2) on Holocaust-era insurance policies, California's insurance commissioner threatened to penalize a German and an Italian insurer for non-cooperation, while reaching agreements with three Dutch companies.

    The European companies were among eight...