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Argentine Republic ARGENTINE REPUBLIC
Comisión para el Esclarecimiento de las Actividades del Nazismo en la Republica Argentina (CEANA)
[Commission of Enquiry into the Activities of Nazism in Argentina (CEANA)]

CEANA was established in May 1997 by President Carlos Menem to determine the number of war criminals who entered Argentina and the quantity of victims’ assets that were brought to Argentina. CEANA also investigates Nazi routes of escape to Argentina, German naval activities in Argentine waters, German-Argentine military collaboration, Argentine Central Bank transactions with the Nazis and their investments, and other related issues. CEANA is composed of three separate bodies: an international panel, including local and foreign historians; an advisory committee, including local and foreign representatives; and an academic committee.

Esmeralda 1212, Annex C, 4th Floor
1007 Buenos Aires
Argentine Republic
Email: ceana@mrecic.gov.ar
Website: http://mrecic.gov.ar

Museo Del Holocausto
Buenos Aires Shoah Museum

The Buenos Aires Shoah Museum was established in 1993. The mission of the Shoah Museum of Buenos Aires is to keep alive the memory of the Holocaust, to remember, not to allow to forget, to investigate and teach the history of the Holocaust, and educate society about the grave consequences of racism, discrimination, and xenophobia.

Montevideo 919 (1019)
Buenos Aires
Argentine Republic
Telephone: +54-1148-1135-88
Email: info@museodelholocausto.org.ar
Website: http://www.museodelholocausto.org.ar

World Jewish Congress

In 1992, the World Jewish Congress (WJC) launched efforts for restitution of Jewish property in Europe and established the World Jewish Restitution Organization (WJRO). The WJC was charged with the task of negotiating with the governments and Jewish communities involved in restitution. Over time, the WJC introduced restitution matters to western European nations and revealed newly declassified intelligence documents relating to the actions of various European governments during the war and helped attract international media attention. WJC negotiations helped instigate 20 governmental inquiry commissions to investigate how each country behaved during the war and how stolen Jewish property was dealt with after the war. The WJC continues to research restitution issues worldwide and issues public policy dispatches and reports.

Casilla de Correo 20
1453 Buenos Aires
Argentine Republic
Telephone: +54-11-4961-4534; +54-11-4962-5028
Fax: +54-11-4963-7056
Email: info@congresojudio.org.ar
Website: http://www.congresojudio.org.ar

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Commonweatlth of Australia COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA
Sydney Jewish Museum

The Sydney Jewish Museum is dedicated to documenting and teaching the history of the Holocaust so that these events will never be repeated. This world-class museum challenges visitors' perceptions of democracy, morality, social justice and human rights and places the Holocaust in its historical and contemporary context.

148 Dalinghurst Road
Darlinghurst, NSW
Commonwealth of Australia
Telephone: +61-2-9360-7999
Fax: +61-2-9331-4245

Jewish Holocaust Centre
[Remembrance Education Museum]

The Jewish Holocaust Centre serves as a permanent reminder of what happens in a society which refuses to accept other cultures and beliefs. The centre conducts lectures and runs seminar programs throughout the year, and has developed educational resources and materials to support an active school visitor program that sees thousands of students visiting to meet and talk to Holocaust Survivor guides and their descendants each year.

13-15 Selwyn Street, Elsternwick
Victoria
Commonwealth of Australia 3185
Telephone: +61-3-9528-1985
Fax: +61-3-9528-3758
Email: admin@jhc.org.au
Website: http://www.jhc.org.au

The Art Gallery of New South Wales Provenance Research

The gallery’s website contains a listing of artwork with incomplete histories of particular concern for art museums around the world. The website lists European works of art with incomplete histories for the 1930s and 1940s. The gallery actively researches the provenance of its own artwork. Within its collection, four old master and nine twentieth-century European paintings have been identified as having incomplete histories for the period 1933 to 1945.

Art Gallery Road, the Domain 2000
Sydney
Commonwealth of Australia
Telephone: +612-9225-1700; +612-9225-1744; +612-9225-1790
Email: provenance@ag.nsw.gov.au
Website: http://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/collection/provenance

The National Gallery of Victoria Provenance Research Project

As part of its ongoing research to identify the provenance of its artwork, the National Gallery of Victoria has established a website that lists its artwork with incomplete histories from the period 1933 to 1945.

PO Box 7259, VIC 8004
Melbourne
Commonwealth of Australia
Telephone: +613-8662-1555
Email: enquiries@ngv.vic.gov.au
Website: http://www.ngv.vic.gov.au

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Republic of Austria REPUBLIC OF AUSTRIA
Österreichische Staatsarchiv
[Austrian State Archive]

It is a subordinate agency of the Federal Chancellery serving two purposes. On the one hand, it is a central archive for the federal services of the Republic of Austria (supreme bodies and ministries), which has a legal responsibility to transfer its acts and documents to the State Archives. On the other hand, its historical departments are the keepers of the archival heritage of the Habsburg Empire (1526–1918) and its central authorities, as well as of the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation (until 1806). The oldest piece in the collection of acts and charters of the Babenbergs and Habsburgs dates back to 816.

Nottendorfer Gasse 2
A-1030 Vienna
Republic of Austria
Telephone: +43-1795-40-0
Email: gdpost@oesta.gv.at
Website: http://www.oesta.gv.at

Department for Restitution Affairs

Since the mid-1990s, as a consequence of the international and Austrian developments in the process of coming to terms with the Nazi past, the Jewish Community Vienna (IKG Vienna) has been extensively dealing with the issues of compensation and restitution of assets seized during the Holocaust era.

Desider-Friedmann-Platz 1
A-1010 Vienna
Republic of Austria
Telephone: +43-1531-04-201; +42-1531-04-105
Fax: +43-1531-04-219
Email: restitution@ikg-wien.at
Website: http://www.ikg-wien.at

Kommission Provenienzforschung
[Commission for the Investigation of Provenance of Art Objects of the Federal Ministry for Education and Culture of Austria]

Austrian Federal Minister Elizabeth Gehrer initiated the commission in March 1998 to research historical material on the looting of works of art and their restitution. Members of this commission include representatives from the relevant Federal museums, the Austrian National Library, and the Federal Memorial Office. Professor Dr. Ernst Bacher coordinates the scholarly research.

A-1010 Vienna Austria
Telephone: +1 43 1 534 15 201
Fax: +1 43 1 534 15 252
Email: provenienzforschung@bda.at kontakt@bda.at
Website: http://www.bda.at http://www.provenienzforschung.gv.at

Allgemeiner Entschädigungsfonds für Opfer des Nationalsozialismus
[General Settlement Fund for Victims of National Socialism]

The National Fund of the Republic of Austria for Victims of National Socialism was called into being with the Federal Law BGBl ("Federal Law Gazette") no. 432/1995 in 1995. Its task was to make so called gesture payments, as quickly and unbureaucratically as possible, to persons who had been victims of National Socialism in Austria between 1938 and 1945.

A-1017
Vienna
Republic of Austria
Telephone: +43-1408-12-63
Fax: +43-1310-00-88
Email: sekretariat@nationalfonds.org
Website: http://www.nationalfonds.org

Nationalfonds der Republik Österreich
[National Fund of the Republic of Austria for Victims of National Socialism]

Over the years, the National Fund evolved into a central point of contact for survivors of National Socialist injustice and as such was entrusted with further responsibilities. In 2001, the General Settlement Fund for Victims of National Socialism was established on the basis of the Washington Agreement in order to enable a comprehensive resolution to open questions of compensation for victims of National Socialism on the territory of the present day Republic of Austria. Both institutions pursue a common goal: The recognition of Austria's special responsibility towards the victims of the National Socialist regime.

A-1017
Vienna
Republic of Austria
Telephone: +43-1408-12-63
Email: nationalfonds@eunet.at
Website: http://www.nationalfonds.org

Österreichischer Fonds für Versöhnung, Frieden, und Zusammenarbeit
[Austrian Fund for Reconciliation, Peace, and Cooperation]

The Austrian Fund for Reconciliation, Peace, and Cooperation was created on December 20, 2000. Its purpose is to make payments to former slave and forced laborers of the National Socialist regime in the territory of present-day Austria.

Rotenturmstrasse 16-18/3
A-1011
Vienna
Republic of Austria
Website: http://www.versoehnungsfonds.at

Mauerbach-Fonds für Bedürftigte Jüdische Überlebende des Holocaust in und aus Österreich
[Mauerbach Fund for Jewish Survivors of the Holocaust within and outside of Austria]

In October 1996, artworks that had been seized by the National Socialists and whose former owners could not be identified were sold on behalf of the Federation of Jewish Communities in Austria at the so-called Mauerbach Benefit Sale. In compliance with Austrian legislation, 88 percent of the net proceeds are being used by the Federation of Jewish Communities in Austria to benefit needy Jewish survivors of the Holocaust in and from Austria.

Telephone: +43-1531-04-201
Fax: +43-1531-04-108
Email: anlaufstelle@ikg-wien.at
Website: http://www.ikg-wien.at/

Österreichisches Opferfürsorgegesetz
[Austrian Victim Services Law]

Pursuant to a law originally passed in 1947, Holocaust victims possessing Austrian citizenship, including those who have returned to Austria, can apply for a certificate of victim status. In March 2002, this law was extended to those who held Austrian citizenship at one time and had emigrated elsewhere. Financial compensation may be awarded in individual cases.

Schottenring 24
A-1010 Vienna
Republic of Austria
Telephone: +43-1531-1485-376; +43-1531-1485-379
Fax: +43-1531-1499-852-15

Erste Bank der österreichischen Sparkassen AG

Supported by an independent team of historians at the University of Vienna, Erste Bank der österreichischen Sparkassen AG ("Erste Bank") has made efforts in the past few years to analyse its role during the Nazi era (1938–1945) and to search for dormant accounts of its former Jewish clients. From the archives of the former branches of DIE ERSTE Österreichische Spar-Casse, a total of 199 savings accounts have been identified as dormant accounts of Jewish account holders. Claims regarding confiscated or looted savings accounts with DIE ERSTE Österreichische Spar-Casse not listed in the report are covered by the General Settlement Fund. The deadline for filing a claim is June 30, 2003.

Graben 21 A-1010
Vienna
Republic of Austria 050 10010100
Website: https://www.sparkasse.at/erstebank

Pension Insurance and Nursing Care Payments

On the basis of the Austrian Social Security Act, victims of Nazi persecution may qualify for an Austrian pension by paying retroactive contributions at a reduced rate, provided they resided in Austria on March 12, 1938, and were born on or before March 12, 1938. Austrian victims of Nazi persecution receiving an Austrian pension may be eligible for nursing care payments/Pflegegeld depending on the category of care, with "7" being the highest need.

Friedrich Hillegeist-Strasse 1
A-1021 Vienna
Republic of Austria
Website: http://www.pensionsversicherung.at/

Rossauer Lände 3
A-1092 Vienna
Republic of Austria
Website: http://www.pensionsversicherung.at/

Wiedner Hauptstraße 84-86
A-1050 Vienna
Republic of Austria
Telephone: +43-1546-540
Fax: +43-1546-54-385
Website: http://www.sva.or.at

Historical Museum of Vienna Restitution Project

On April 29, 1999, the Viennese City Council agreed to restore to their original owners or legal successors art and cultural objects that were purchased or stolen during the Nazi era. The Historical Museum of Vienna has posted a list of 148 objects that were acquired by it during the Nazi era on its Website. The museum asks that those legally entitled to the objects send the appropriate documentation to the Historical Museum.

Karlsplatz
1040 Vienna
Republic of Austria
Telephone: +43-1505-87-47
Email: peter.eppel@wienmuseum.at office@wienmuseum.at
Website: http://www.museum.vienna.at/168.htm

Conference on Jewish Material Claims against Germany (Claims Conference)

The claims conference works to secure compensation and restitution for survivors of the Holocaust and heirs of victims. Since 1951, the claims conference, working in partnership with the State of Israel, has negotiated for and distributed payments from Germany, Austria, other governments, and certain industries; recovered unclaimed German Jewish property; and funded programs to assist the neediest Jewish victims of Nazism.

Desider Friedmann-Platz 1
A-1010 Vienna
Republic of Austria
Telephone: +43-1-533-1622
Fax: +43-1-533-1623
Email: claims.conf.vienna@solution.at

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Republic of Belarus REPUBLIC OF BELARUS
Foundation "Understanding and Reconciliation" in the Republic of Belarus

Founded on June 14, 1994, the foundation is a nongovernmental partner organization of the Austrian Fund for Reconciliation, Peace, and Cooperation. The foundation gives financial assistance to Belarusian victims of the National Socialists during World War II.

Ya. Kolas St. 39-A
220013 Minsk
Telephone: +375-172-9270-96
Fax: +375-172-1138-25
Email: brfvp@belsonet.net
Website: http://www.reconciliationfund.at/

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Kingdom of Belgium KINGDOM OF BELGIUM
The Jewish Museum of Deportation and resistance

The Jewish Museum of Deportation and Resistance (JMDR) is situated in the building which was previously known as the Kazerne Dossin in Mechelen, Belgium. It was here that, in 1942, the Nazis established SS-Sammellager Mecheln (SS-Collection Camp Mechelen). The Kazerne Dossin was therefore, literally, ‘the waiting room for death’. The underlying theme of the Museum is to cover this dark period in our history.

Joods Museum can Deportatie en Verzet
Goswin de Stassartstraat 153
B-2800 Mechelen
Kingdom of Belgium
Telephone: +32-15-29-06-60
Fax: +32-15-29-08-76
Email: jmdv@telenet.be
Website: http://www.cicb.be

Commission d’Études des Biens Juifs
[Study Commission on Jewish Assets]

The Study Commission on Jewish Assets was established by Royal Decree on July 6, 1997, and extended by the Act of January 15, 1999. The commission investigated the ways in which looting took place during the German occupation of Belgium, as well as the measures taken by the government and the private sector after World War II to restore looted property to its owners and to pay compensation.

Boulevard Bischoffsheim 38
B-1000 Brussels
Kingdom of Belgium
Email: jewassets@combuysse.fgov.be
Website: http://www.combuysse.fgov.be/

Services des Victimes de la Guerre
[Department of War Victims]

The Department of War Victims is responsible for paying annuities to political prisoners, deportees for forced labor, persons who refused forced labor, persons fighting against Nazism, Resistance members, wartime fishermen, or their rightful claimants. The application period for National Recognition Status and benefits has expired, with some exceptions.

Square de l’Aviation, 31
B-1070 Brussels
Kingdom of Belgium
Telephone: +32-2528-91-00
Email: warvictims@minsoc.fed.be
Website: http://www.warvictims.fgov.be

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Republic of Bulgaria REPUBLIC OF BULGARIA
Organization of Jews in Bulgaria “Shalom”

The Organization of Jews in Bulgaria (OJB) “Shalom” is a communal body of the Jewish community in Bulgaria and a reference point for the country’s restitution issues. In March 2002, Emil Kalo, President of OJB “Shalom” spoke at an American Jewish Committee (AJC) conference in Bucharest, Romania, about Holocaust restitution in Bulgaria.

Boulevard Al Stambolijski, No. 50
Sofia 1303
Republic of Bulgaria
Telephone: +359-240-063-01
Email: info@shalom.bg
Website: http://www.shalom.bg/

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Canada CANADA
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre

The Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre educates people of all ages and backgrounds about the Holocaust, while sensitizing the public to the universal perils of anti-Semitism, racism, hate and indifference.

5151, chemin de la Cote-Sainte-Catherine
Montreal (Quebec)
H3W 1M5
Canada
Email: info@mhmc.ca
Website: http://www.mhmc.ca

National Gallery of Canada Provenance Research Project

The National Gallery of Canada maintains a list of digital images of more than 100 artworks from its permanent collections that have gaps in their provenance for the World War II years. This information is published in accordance with the Guidelines Governing the Unlawful Appropriation of Objects during the Nazi Era, adopted by the Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) in June 1998 and by the Canadian Art Museum Directors Organization (CAMDO) in 1998 and 1999.

National Gallery of Canada
380 Sussex Drive
P.O. Box 427, Station A
Ottawa, Ontario
Canada K1N 9N4
Email: info@gallery.ca
Website: http://cybermuse.gallery.ca/

Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal recherche sur la provenance
[Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Provenance Research]

The museum’s online provenance research was initiated to provide information on its European paintings and sculptures executed before 1946 and acquired since 1933 for which the provenance is incomplete for the years 1933 to 1945.

1380 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, Quebec
Canada H3G 1J5
Telephone: 800-899-6873
Email: webmaster@mbamtl.org
Website: http://www.mmfa.qc.ca/

The Art Gallery of Ontario Provenance Research Project

In July 1998, the Board of Trustees of the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) established the Ad Hoc Committee on the Spoliation of Art in Europe (1933–1945). The AGO’s staff Task Force focused on the most important paintings, sculptures, and drawings of the European collection with gaps in their provenance between the critical years of 1933 and 1945. Forty-six works of art are listed on the AGO Website, which will continue to be updated.

317 Dundas Street West
Toronto, Ontario
Canada M5T 1G4
Website: http://www.ago.net/provenance-research-project

Consumer Assistance Centre

Canada’s life and health insurers have established a dedicated, toll-free telephone information service, in both English and French, to assist anyone seeking information on possibly unclaimed insurance proceeds owing to victims and survivors of the Holocaust and their heirs. This service is being offered through the Consumer Assistance Center (CAC) of the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association. The center assists callers by putting them in touch with Canadian insurers or with other organizations in the United States and elsewhere that have been set up to assist the heirs of Holocaust victims, survivors, and their heirs to locate possibly unclaimed insurance policies on a worldwide basis.

1 Queen Street East
Suite 1700, Toronto, Ontario
Canada M5C 2X9
Telephone: +800-268-8099; +800-361-8070
Email: cac@clhia.ca
Website: http://www.clhia.ca

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Republic of Croatia REPUBLIC OF CROATIA
Post-War Property Restitution Fund

Croatia’s property restitution laws of the early 1990s, covering only property nationalized during the Communist era, were amended in July 2002 to allow non-Croatian citizens to file claims in certain cases. Earlier, U.S.–Yugoslav agreements provided compensation for claims pertaining to property expropriated between 1939 and 1948. The process ended in the 1960s. The Jewish community and World Jewish Restitution Organization are pressing for several changes in the law, e.g., citizenship and dates of confiscation, as well as its decentralized administration. Deadline: January 2003.

Palmoticeva 16
10000 Zagreb
Republic of Croatia
Telephone: +385-149-226-92
Fax: +385-149-226-94
Email: jcz@zg.htnet.hr
Website: http://www.zoz.hr

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Czech Republic CZECH REPUBLIC
Nadační fond obĕtem holocaustu
[Endowment Fund for Victims of the Holocaust (EFVH)]

The Endowment Fund for Victims of the Holocaust (EFVH) was established in July 2000 and is operated by the Federation of Jewish Associations in the Czech Republic for the purpose of mitigating property injustice caused to Holocaust victims. The Fund supports projects dealing with social and health care issues of Holocaust survivors, focuses on educational activities concerned with Judaism, and supports renovation of Jewish monuments in the Czech Republic.

Although application forms can be downloaded from the EFVH Website or obtained directly from the EFVH office in Prague, registration was required by December 31, 2001.

Legerova 22/1854
120 00 Praha 2
Czech Republic
Telephone: +420-224-261-615
Fax: +420-224-262-563
Website: www.fondholocaust.cz

European Shoah Legacy Institute

European Shoah Legacy Institute p.b.c. was incorporated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic on January 20th, 2010 as a follow up to the Terezin Declaration endorsed by representatives of 47 states, who met in June 2009 in Prague and Terezin at the Holocaust Era Assets Conference organized by the Czech Presidency of the Council of Europe. This public benefit corporation was founded to seek – in cooperation with governments, non-governmental organizations and independent experts – systematic solutions on international level leading to restitutions of immovable property, art, Judaica and Jewish cultural assets stole by the Nazis, provision of adequate social welfare to Holocaust (Shoah) survivors and other victims of Nazism and promotion of Holocaust education, research and remembrance.

Rytirska 31
Prague 1- 110 00
Czech Republic
Telephone: +420-221-610-242
Email: info@shoahlegacy.org
Website: http://www.shoahlegacy.org

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Kingdom of Denmark KINGDOM OF DENMARK
Danish Government Compensation to Victims of Nazi Persecution

Danish citizens or former citizens of Denmark who suffer from a physical disability as a result of persecution during the Nazi occupation of Denmark or incarceration in concentration camps may be eligible to receive compensation from the Danish government. The amount of compensation depends upon the applicant’s current level of disability resulting from the persecution.

National Board of Industrial Injury
Aebeloegade 1, P.O. Box 3000
DK-2100 Copenhagen
Kingdom of Denmark
Email: ask@ask.dk
Website: http://www.ask.dk

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Republic of Estonia REPUBLIC OF ESTONIA
Inimsusevastaste Kuritegude Uurimise Eesti Rahvusvahelise Komisjonc
[Estonian International Commission for the Investigation of Crimes against Humanity]

President of the Republic of Estonia, established the International Commission for the Investigation of Crimes against Humanity on October 2, 1998. The commission, chaired by Max Jacobson, is an independent, nongovernmental organization whose purpose is to investigate what crimes against Estonian citizens occurred in Estonia during the Holocaust.

Weizenbergi 39
15050 Tallinn
Republic of Estonia
Website: http://www.historycommission.ee

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Republic of Finland REPUBLIC OF FINLAND
National Board of Antiquities

The National Board of Antiquities compiled legislation regarding assets and cultural property in a manual entitled Transfer of Cultural Property 1995, which was updated in December 2001.

P.O. Box 913
FIN-00101 Helsinki Finland
Telephone: +358-9-40-501
Fax: +358-9-4050-9300
Website: http://www.nba.fi/en/nmf

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French Republic FRENCH REPUBLIC
Commission pour l’indemnisation des victimes de spoliations intervenues du fait des législations antisémites en vigueur pendant l’Occupation (CIVS- Commission Drai)
[Commission for the Compensation of Victims of Spoliation Resulting from Anti-Semitic Legislation in Force during the Occupation (CIVS- Drai Commission)]

Founded in November 1999, this Commission reviews the claims submitted by victims of spoliation, considers and recommends the appropriate reparations, restitution, or compensation based on their three principles of equity, diligence, and pragmatism. As of October 31, 2001 the Commission received 7,725 individual claims for compensation, and adopted 1,276 recommendations for compensation totaling 26.43 million Euros, of which bank-related spoliation account for 200,000 Euros.

1, rue de la Manutention
75016 Paris
French Republic
Telephone: +33-1-56-52-85-00
Email: webmestre@civs.gouv.fr
Website: http://www.civs.gouv.fr

Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations
[Register of Deposits and Consignments]

The Register investigated its own role and behavior during the Occupation, particularly regarding the spoliation of French Jews. The investigative committee studied these questions from 1990 until November 2001, when it filed its final report.

56, rue de Lille
75007 Paris
French Republic

Service des archives
Caisse des dépôts et consignations
15, quai Anatole France
75007 Paris
French Republic

Statut d’interné politique
[Statute of the Political Internee]

This statute concerns people who were interred in a camp for at least 90 days and children who were housed in orphanages run by the UGIF (Union générale des Israëlites de France). The identification card of the political internee is granted by the Ministry of War Veterans (ONAC). Interested persons must furnish documentation of internment, for which it may be necessary to contact the Archives and History service of the OSE (Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants).

10, avenue du Val de Fontenay
94 135 Fontenay-sous-Bois
French Republic
Telephone: +33-149-7434-00
Email: ose@ose-france.org
Website: http://ose-france.org/

World Jewish Congress

In 1992, the World Jewish Congress (WJC) launched efforts for restitution of Jewish property in Europe and established the World Jewish Restitution Organization (WJRO). The WJC was charged with the task of negotiating with the governments and Jewish communities involved in restitution. Over time, the WJC introduced restitution matters to western European nations and revealed newly declassified intelligence documents relating to the actions of various European governments during the war and helped attract international media attention. WJC negotiations helped instigate 20 governmental inquiry commissions to investigate how each country behaved during the war and how stolen Jewish property was dealt with after the war. The WJC continues to research restitution issues worldwide and issues public policy dispatches and reports.

European Jewish Congress
78 avenue des Champs Elysées
F – 75008 Paris
French Republic
Telephone: +33-1-4359-9463
Fax: +33-1-4225-4528
Email: contact@eurojewcong.org
Website: http://www.eurojewcong.org

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Federal Republic of Germany FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY
Haus der Wannsee-Konferenz
[House of the Wannsee Conference]

The main focus of the site is the Wannsee Conference of 20 January 1942 and its significance for the process of planning the genocide of European Jews, as well as the involvement of the conference participants and the authorities they represented in the persecution and murder of the Jews. Four rooms are dedicated to these themes (rooms 7 to 10).

Am Grossen Wannsee 56-58
D-14109 Berlin
Federal Republic of Germany
Telephone: +49-30-80-50-01-0
Fax: +49-30-80-50-01-27
Email: info@ghwk.de
Website: http://www.ghwk.de

Topography of Terror Exhibition

Between 1933 and 1945, the central institutions of Nazi persecution and terror were located on the grounds of the present-day “Topography of Terror.” Since 1987, the permanent exhibition “Topography of Terror” has informed the public about this historic site. The new Documentation Center and the redesigned historic grounds are opened since May 7, 2010.

Niederkirchnerstrasse 8
10963 Berlin, Federal of Terror Exhibition
Federal Republic of Germany
Telephone: +49-30-254509-50
Fax: +49-30-254509-55
Email: ausstellung@topographie.de
Website: http://www.topographie.de

The Ravensbruck Memorial

After the reunification of Germany, the Memorial became part of the Brandenburg Memorials Foundation, a foundation under public law by the State of Brandenburg and the Federal Government. Since 2004, this building has contained an exhibition on the female SS guards deployed at Ravensbruck concentration camp.

Strasse der Nationen
D-16798 Furstenberg/Havel
Federal Republic of Germany
Telephone: +49-33093-608-0
Fax: +49-33093-608-29
Email: info@ravensbrueck.de
Website: http://www.ravensbrueck.de

Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen – Brandenburg Memorials Foundation

The redesign of Sachsenhausen Memorial encompasses an overall decentralizing concept, giving visitors the opportunity to learn about the history of the places within the authentic surroundings. The remnants of buildings and other relics of the camp will be put into the focus of the presentation and combined with an explanatory historical documentation on its history.

Strasse der Nationen 22
D-16515 Oranienburg
Federal Republic of Germany
Telephone: +49-3301-200-0
Fax: +49-3301-8109-28
Email: info@gedenkstaette-sachsenhausen.de
Website: http://www.stiftung-bg.de

Bergen Belsen Memorial

Bergen Belsen Memorial is located on the grounds of the former P.O.W. (Prisoner of War) and concentration camps, marked graves and monuments hold reminders of the suffering and deaths of its prisoners. A documentation centre illustrates the history of the camp and its victims.

Gedenkstatte Bergen-Belsen, Anne-Frank Platz
29303 Lohheide
Federal Republic of Germany
Telephone: +49-5051-4759-200
Fax: +49-5051-4759-118
Email: bergen-belsen@stiftung.ng.de
Website: http://www.bergenbelsen.de

Buchenwald Memorial

The foundation’s obligations include the organization and realization of permanent and temporary exhibitions, scientific colloquia and cultural events on the national and international level, the educational guidance of the visitors with a special focus on young people, and scientific documentation, research and publication in connection with the work of the memorial.

99427 Weimar-Buchenwald
Federal Republic of Germany
Telephone: +49-3643-430-0
Fax: +49-3643-430-100
Email: buchenwald@buchenwald.de
Website: http://www.buchenwald.de

Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial

The Memorial Site on the grounds of the former concentration camp was established in 1965 on the initiative of and in accordance with the plans of the surviving prisoners who had joined together to form the Comité International de Dachau.

KZ-Gedenkstatte Dachau
Alte Romerstrasse 75
D-85221 Dachau
Federal Republic of Germany
Telephone: +49-8131-66997-0
Fax: +49-8131-2235
Email: info@kz-gedenkstaette-dachau.de
Website: http://www.kz-gedenkstaette-dachau.de

International Tracing Service

Requests concerning the German foundation “Remembrance, Responsibility and Future” come under the mandate of the International Tracing Service (ITS). The foundation’s partner organizations can forward inquiries for which they cannot find evidence to ITS. The results are checked at ITS to determine whether the individual is registered in the Central Index of Names and was assigned as a forced or slave laborer in order to qualify for claims compensation from the German fund. In cooperation with the Federal Archives Koblenz and the Federal Association for Information and Advice for NS-Persecutees in Cologne, the ITS guarantees that the three organizations will exhaust all possibilities of providing evidence to claims cases.

Grosse Allee 5-9
34454 Bad Arolsen
Federal Republic of Germany
Telephone: +49-5691-629-0
Fax: +49-5691-629-501
Email: email@its-arolsen.org (tracing section); communications@its-arolsen.org (press office)
Website: http://www.its-arolsen.org

Stiftung "Erinnerung, Verantwortung und Zukunft"
["Remembrance, Responsibility, and Future" Foundation]

Markgrafenstrasse 12-14
10969 Berlin, Germany
Telephone: +1 49 30 25 92 97 0
Fax: +1 49 30 25 92 97 11
Email: info@stiftung-evz.de

Koordinierungsstelle für Kulturgutverluste
[Coordination Office for Lost Cultural Assets]

Since its creation in 1994, the Coordination Office has been responsible mainly for documenting, researching, registering, and describing looted art. Currently, more than 300 museums, libraries, and archives registered in the internal database of the Coordination Office have reported the loss of more than three million objects. About 40,000 of these objects are described in detail in the office’s database. The Coordination Office converted its internal database of looted cultural assets into the Lost Art Internet Database in 1999. The database facilitates the worldwide registration of cultural assets relocated during the war, seized in the course of persecution, or exhibiting provenance gaps.

Turmschanzenstaße 32
39114 Magdeburg
Federal Republic of Germany
Telephone: +49-391-5673-891
Email: lostart@mk.sachsen-anhalt.de
Website: http://www.lostart.de

Deutsche Bank

The Deutsche Bank cooperates with the foundation “Remembrance, Responsibility, and the Future” and is also making efforts to have its own past fully and critically appraised. In December 1997, the bank initiated an independent international historical commission to research the history of the bank in the Nazi period. The commission’s task was to investigate the dealings of the Deutsche Bank with gold belonging to victims of Nazi persecution. The commission found that from 1941 to 1944 the bank dealt in Nazi gold, including 744 kilograms of dental gold, wedding bands, and personal jewelry of Nazi victims.

Zimmerweg 16
60325 Frankfurt am Main
Telephone: +49-699-10-00
Fax: +49-699-1034-225
Website: http://www.deutsche-bank.de

Conference on Jewish Material Claims against Germany (Claims Conference)

The claims conference works to secure compensation and restitution for survivors of the Holocaust and heirs of victims. Since 1951, the claims conference, working in partnership with the State of Israel, has negotiated for and distributed payments from Germany, Austria, other governments, and certain industries; recovered unclaimed German Jewish property; and funded programs to assist the neediest Jewish victims of Nazism.

Sophienstrasse 26
60487 Frankfurt am Main
Federal Republic of Germany
Telephone: +49-69-970-7080
Email: info@claims-frankfurt.de
Website: http://www.claimscon.org

The Art Loss Register

The Art Loss Register (ALR) is the world's largest private international database of lost and stolen art, antiques, and collectibles that provides recovery and search services to collectors, the art trade, insurers, and law enforcement through technology and a professionally trained staff of art historians. In 1998, the ALR made full-time staff and resources available for the task of compiling a database of 1933–1945 cultural spoliation claims, objects confiscated by Nazi looting agencies, the Soviet Trophy Brigades, or individual acts of looting by Allied troops. War-era claim forms can be obtained from the ALR website in German and English. The ALR database lists thousands of works of art that were looted from both private and museum collections, with Holocaust claims comprising the majority of the losses.

The Art Loss Register Ltd
First Floor, 63 – 66 Hatton Garden, London EC1N 8LE
Federal Republic of Germany
Telephone: +44-20-7841-5780
Fax: +44-20-7841-5781
Email: info@artloss.com
Website: http://www.artloss.com

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Republic of Hungary REPUBLIC OF HUNGARY
Ministry of National Resources

In an effort to restore looted art to its rightful owners, the Hungarian National Gallery in Budapest maintained a database of more than 40,000 works of art and handed over all of its data to the Ministry of National Cultural Heritage. The ministry has been engaged in resolving the question of looted artworks for several years and acts as the negotiator on behalf of the Hungarian state on these matters.

1055 Budapest, Szalay utca 10-14
Budapest
Republic of Hungary
Telephone: +36-1-795-1200
Email: info@nefmi.gov.hu
Website: http://www.nefmi.gov.hu

[Jewish Heritage in Hungary Public Endowment]

On March 4, 1997, the Hungarian Parliament passed legislation concerning restitution to Hungarian Holocaust survivors. The legislation was passed to comply with the Paris Treaty of 1947, which stipulates the need to compensate members of Jewish communities and their heirs who suffered or perished during the Holocaust. The legislation established the Jewish Heritage in Hungary Public Endowment to oversee restitution issues in Hungary. The Civil Foundation provides aid to victims of Nazi persecution and may be contacted about compensation and claims issues.

1054 Budapest, Tüköry utca 3
Budapest
Republic of Hungary
Telephone: +36-1-269-1181
Email: mazsok@hu.inter.net
Website: http://www.mazsok.hu

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State of Israel STATE OF ISRAEL
The Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Authority

As the Jewish people’s living memorial to the Holocaust, Yad Vashem safeguards the memory of the past and imparts its meaning for future generations. Established in 1953, as the world center for documentation, research, education and commemoration of the Holocaust, Yad Vashem is today a dynamic and vital place of intergenerational and international encounter.

PO Box 3477
Jerusalem 91034
State of Israel
Telephone: +972-2-644-34-00
Fax: +972-2-644-34-43
Email: general.information@yadvashem.org.il
Website: http://www.yadvashem.org

Beit Lohamei Haghetaot
Ghetto Fighters’ House Museum

The Ghetto Fighters' House – Itzhak Katzenelson Holocaust and Jewish Resistance Heritage Museum was founded in 1949 by a community of Holocaust survivors, members of the Jewish underground in the ghettos of Poland, and veterans of partisan units, to be a place of testimony that would tell the story of the Jewish People in the 20th century in general, and during the Second World War in particular. At the center of this chronicle: the manifestations of Jewish resistance in its many forms.

Kibbutz Lohamei Haghetaot D.N.
Western Galilee 25220
State of Israel
Telephone: +972-4-995-80-80
Fax: +972-4-995-80-07
Email: akopaev@gfh.org.il
Website: http://www.gfh.org.il

The World Jewish Restitution Organization

Established by the World Jewish Congress in 1992, the World Jewish Restitution Organization (WJRO) is the umbrella organization that works to return unclaimed public and private properties to their original owners; to arrange for compensation in cases where restitution is impossible; and to advance restitution efforts for communities, associations, organizations, and Holocaust survivors.

013 Netvision
15 Hamelacha St., Rosh Ha’ayin 48091
State of Israel
Email: wjro@netvision.net.il
Website: http://www.013netvision.net.il/

Generali Holocaust Fund

On June 15, 1998, Generali, one of Europe’s largest prewar insurers, announced a humanitarian fund in memory of those insured by Generali in East and Central Europe who perished in the Holocaust. This US$12 million fund is for “ex gratia” payments to beneficiaries or their legitimate heirs, and assistance to survivors who have not been paid. The fund also promotes humanitarian initiatives and sustains organizations that dedicate their activity to perpetuate the memory of victims. The deadline for applications was September 15, 1998.

1 Shazar Street
P.O. Box 36311
Jerusalem 91360
State of Israel
Telephone: +972 4-995-8080
Website: http://www.gfh.org.il

The Centre of Organizations of Holocaust Survivors in Israel

The Centre of Organizations of Holocaust Survivors in Israel (COHSI) was established in 1989 to respond to the needs of Holocaust survivors and to serve as a representative agency of survivors’ organizations in the State of Israel. COHSI has initiated and taken part in deliberations both in Israel and abroad on issues of restitution and compensation from Germany, the restoration of personal and public Jewish property, and compensation for forced labor. It also worked to discover and release the dormant bank accounts of Holocaust victims held in Swiss banks.

4 Emile Botta St.
P.O. Box 7218
Jerusalem
State of Israel
Telephone: +972-2-62-317-37
Fax: +972-2-62-227-43
Email: info@survivors-holocaust.org
Website: http://www.survivors-holocaust.org/english.html

Property: Office of The General Custodian

The Parliamentary Inquiry Committee For the Location and Restitution of Assets of Holocaust Victims, created in 2000, led to the establishment of a special unit of the Office of the General Custodian. The Office has published a list of missing persons who owned assets that were transferred into its possession, with names of persons who were most likely killed in the Holocaust.

216 Jaffa Road PO 36278
94383 Jerusalem
State of Israel
Website: http://www.justice.gov.il/MOJHeb/ApotroposKlali

World Jewish Congress

In 1992, the World Jewish Congress (WJC) launched efforts for restitution of Jewish property in Europe and established the World Jewish Restitution Organization (WJRO). The WJC was charged with the task of negotiating with the governments and Jewish communities involved in restitution. Over time, the WJC introduced restitution matters to western European nations and revealed newly declassified intelligence documents relating to the actions of various European governments during the war and helped attract international media attention. WJC negotiations helped instigate 20 governmental inquiry commissions to investigate how each country behaved during the war and how stolen Jewish property was dealt with after the war. The WJC continues to research restitution issues worldwide and issues public policy dispatches and reports.

21 Arlozorov Street
91042 Jerusalem
State of Israel

Conference on Jewish Material Claims against Germany (Claims Conference)

The claims conference works to secure compensation and restitution for survivors of the Holocaust and heirs of victims. Since 1951, the claims conference, working in partnership with the State of Israel, has negotiated for and distributed payments from Germany, Austria, other governments, and certain industries; recovered unclaimed German Jewish property; and funded programs to assist the neediest Jewish victims of Nazism.

Ha’arbaa Street 8, 1st floor
Tel Aviv 64739
State of Israel
Telephone: +972-3-519-4400/-4401
Fax: +972-3-561-3932
Email: infodesk@claimscon.org.il

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Italian Republic ITALIAN REPUBLIC
Commissione Interministeriale per il Recupero delle Opere d’Arte
[Interministerial Commission for Works of Art]

In October 1995, the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities established this commission to research missing artwork plundered by the Nazis during World War II.

Via degli Astalli 3/A
00186 Rome, Italy
Telephone: +39-063-6911
Email: comin.res@esteri.it
Website: http://www.esteri.it/mae/it

Union of Italian Jewish Communities

The Italian Parliament passed Law 791 in November 1980 to provide monthly pensions (equivalent to the minimum monthly Italian Social Security of approx. Euro 390) to Italian citizens who were deported to concentration camps. Law 96 (March 1955) and Law 932 (December 1980) also provide pensions for Italian citizens who were persecuted for political or racial reasons. Certain Jews from the island of Rhodes who were deported to concentration camps are eligible to apply under Law 791, on the basis of their Italian citizenship during the war, provided they have retained Italian citizenship.

Lungotevere Sanzio 9
Rome
Italian Republic
Website: www.ucei.it

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Republic of Latvia REPUBLIC OF LATVIA
Latvijas Vēsturnieku komisija
[The Commission of the Historians of Latvia]

The Commission of the Historians of Latvia was established in November 1998 following the initiative of former president Guntis Ulmanis. The commission members include historians and experts from the Institute of History, the departments of History and Philosophy of the University of Latvia, the State History Archives of Latvia, the Museum of Occupation, and the Chancery of the President. Foreign experts are also members of the commission.

1 Akademijas lauk. LV 1050
Riga
Republic of Latvia
Telephone: +371-670-921-57
Fax: +371-670-921-57
Email: lvi@lza.lv
Website: http://www.president.lv/index.php?pid=2240

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Principality of Liechtenstein PRINCIPALITY OF LIECHTENSTEIN
Independent Commission of Historians

In May 2001, the government of Liechtenstein appointed an independent Historians Commission to examine specific questions concerning Liechtenstein’s role in World War II. The central question under investigation is whether Liechtenstein helped hide and transfer stolen assets. The government also established a separate Advisory and Coordination Committee to advise it on all questions raised with respect to Liechtenstein’s role in World War II, particularly those regarding domestic and foreign policy, public relations, and the consequences of the historians’ work.

Bahnhofstrasse 6
Postfach 802
FL-9494 Schaan
Principality of Liechtenstein
Email: historikerkommission@uhk.li

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Republic of Lithuania REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA
Tarptautine Komisija Nacių, ir Sovietinio Okupacinių, Rezimų Nusikaltimams Lietovoje Jvertinti
[The International Commission for the Evaluation of the Crimes of the Nazi and Soviet Occupation Regimes in Lithuania]

Established by presidential decree on September 9, 1998, the commission was created to examine the circumstances and establish factual data relating to the Holocaust in Lithuania and annihilation of Lithuanian citizens during World War II and the Soviet occupation in Lithuania during and after the war. When proceedings commenced November 17, 1998, it was decided to create two subcommissions to research crimes committed by the two occupying powers during and after the Holocaust.

Gedimino Ave. 11
Vilnius 2039
Republic of Lithuania
Telephone: +370-5266-38-03
Email: komisija@lrvk.lt
Website: http://www.komisija.lt

Lietuvos Dialės Muziejus
[Lithuanian Art Museum]

The Lithuanian Art Museum maintains a list of artworks and cultural assets that were looted from 1942 to 1944 by Nazi officials. The list serves as a register of museum treasures lost during this period.

4 Didžioji/5 Bokšto Street
2001 Vilnius
Republic of Lithuania
Telephone: +370 5 212 4257
Email: muziejus@ldm.lt
Website: http://www.ldm.lt

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Luxembourg LUXEMBOURG
Commission speciale pour l’étude des spoliations des bien juifs au Luxembourg pendant les années de guerre 1940–1945
[Special Study Commission on the Spoliation of Jewish Assets in Luxembourg during the War Years 1940–1945]

The commission, created upon the suggestion of the Prime Minister, was established in September 2001 and first convened in January 2002. Its mission is to study the conditions under which the Nazi occupiers plundered Jewish assets during the war years in Luxembourg. It will also study the manner and degree of restitution and compensation accorded to victims of spoliation and to their heirs after the war. Though the exact time the research will take is unknown, the commission hopes to finish its work in three years and will publish an interim report in spring 2003.

57 Boulevard de la Pétrusse
Ville
Luxembourg L-2320
Telephone: +352-478-2478
Fax: +352-290-039
Email: paul.dostert@cnr.etat.lu

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Republic of Macedonia REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA
Jewish Holocaust Fund

The Jewish Holocaust Fund in Macedonia was established in April 2002. Enacted by the Macedonian government, the Fund protects property rights of Jewish citizens, who were deported during the Nazi era and perished in the concentration camps, leaving no legal heirs.

Ul. Samoilova 2
1000 Skopje
Republic of Macedonia
Telephone: +389 2 3122697
Email: holocaustfund@gmail.com
Website: http://holocaustfund.org.mk

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Netherlands THE NETHERLANDS
Anne Frank House

Anne Frank is a Jewish girl who had to go into hiding during The Second World War to escape the Nazis.

PO Box 730
1000 AS Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Telephone: +31-20-5567-100
Fax: +31-20-6207-999
Website: http://www.annefrank.org

Dutch Insurance Claims

Stichting Individuele Verzekeringsaanspraken Sjoa (Holocaust Foundation for Individual Insurance Claims) was founded on 9 November 1999. The purpose of the Foundation is to determine to what extent an individual is entitled to a payment in respect of an insurance of an insured affected by the war who was persecuted for being Jewish. This insurance must have been taken out with an insurer who is a member of the Verbond van Verzekeraars (Dutch Association of Insurers). The purpose of the Foundation is to award someone a payment, depending on the evaluation of the Board of Directors.

Posbus 91475
2509 EB Den Haag, Netherlands
Email: info@stichting-sjoa.nl
Website: http://www.stichting-sjoa.nl/index.htm

The Ekkart Committee

The Ekkart Committee supervises research into the provenance of the objects in the Netherlands Art property collection (NK collection) and makes recommendations to the Dutch government. The Ekkart Committee also monitors the methods and quality of the Herkomst Gezocht [Origins Unknown] agency’s research.

Prins Willem Alexanderhof 20
NL-2595 DE The Hague, The Netherlands
Telephone: +1 31 70 302 8120
Email: herkomstgezocht@minocw.nl
Website: http://www.herkomstgezocht.nl

Herkomst Gezocht Project
[Origins Unknown Project]

Upon the recommendation of the Ekkart Committee, the Origins Unknown project office was created in September 1998 to trace the original owners of the works of art held in the NK collection, which comprises state-owned artworks. The collection consists of 4,000 paintings, drawings, and other works repatriated to the Netherlands from Germany after 1945. The results of the provenance investigation will be published in a series of interim reports. The goal of the agency is to conclude the investigation into the provenance of the collection and to finish the historical research at the end of 2002.

Prins Willem Alexanderhof 20
NL-2595 DE The Hague
The Netherlands
Telephone: +31-70-371-7200
Email: herkomstgezocht@cultuurbezit.nl
Website: http://www.herkomstgezocht.nl; http://www.originsunknown.org

Nederlands Instituut voor Oorlogsdocumentatie
[Netherlands Institute for War Documentation]

The Netherlands Institute for War Documentation was established shortly after the liberation of the Netherlands on May 8, 1945. Since its founding, the Institute has housed the archives of the Resistance as well as illegal newspapers and pamphlets, posters and photographs, and books and articles. The Institute is charged with collecting and storing archives on World War II and the Netherlands and making them accessible and available, conducting academic research and publishing the research findings, and providing information to government institutions and private persons.

1016 CJ Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Telephone: +31-205-233-800
Fax: +31-205-233-888

Centraal Joods Overleg
[Central Jewish Consultative Committee]

Centraal Joods Overleg (CJO) is an umbrella organization comprising six major Dutch-Jewish institutions that was established in 1997 to represent the interests of the Jewish community to outside parties. During the first years of its existence, the organization focused on the restitution of Dutch-Jewish assets appropriated during World War II, which led to agreements with Dutch insurers (1999), the Dutch government (2000), and Dutch banks and the stock exchange (2000). A total of 764.12 million guilders (346.74 million Euros) were repaid. In the past two years, CJO cofounded several foundations that distribute this money, such as the Stichting Sjoa for insurance claims, the Sie Sjoa for stock and other individual claims, the Joods Humanitair Fond for foreign humanitarian projects, and the Maror Fund. The main part of the funding has been divided among individual Jewish war survivors and their heirs. Other portions are designated for individual and legal claims as well as for collective Dutch Jewish purposes and humanitarian projects outside Holland.

P.O. Box 11646
2502 The Hague
The Netherlands
Telephone: +31-203-018-496
Fax: +31-203-018-485
Email: cjo@cjo.nl
Website: http://www.cjo.nl

Stichting Individuele Effectenaanspraken Sjoa
[Foundation for Individual Securities Claims Shoah]

The Central Jewish Consultative Committee (CJO) in the Netherlands and the Israel Platform of formal Dutchmen in Israel established a foundation to reimburse three kinds of war claims: (1) damages suffered by Jews as a result of the settlement by the Waarborgfonds Rechtsherstel in 1953 for the restitution of securities stolen during World War II; (2) part of the commissions that the Puttkammer charged for issuing sperren (stays of deportation) to Jews; and (3) amounts that banks charged Jews for breaking open their safe-deposit boxes during the war. The foundation arises from the agreement that the CJO and the Israel Platform reached with the Netherlands Bankers’ Association, the Amsterdam Stock Exchange Association, and the Amsterdam Exchanges N.V. A Shoah Foundation for individual insurance claims has already been created and a Shoah Foundation for bank claims is in the process of being created.

P.O. Box 94200
1090 GE Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Website: http://www.oorlogsgetroffenen.nl/

Dutch Museums Association

In line with a protocol drawn up by the American Association of Art Museum Directors, the Committee on Museum Acquisitions published a guideline in 1999 to help Dutch museums deal with works of art of dubious origin, particularly objects that changed hands or were acquired during or immediately after World War II. The guideline advises on what position museums should take, not only on objects that already form part of their collections but also on future acquisitions and loans from both Dutch and foreign sources. The guideline stipulates that museums have an obligation to investigate the provenance of all the objects they own, especially those objects that changed hands or were acquired between 1940 and 1948 to ensure that they were legally acquired and not plundered from victims of the Nazi regime.

Rapenburgerstraat 123
Postbus 2975
1011 VL Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Telephone: +31-20-551-2900
Fax: +31-20-551-2901
Email: insp@cultinsp.minocw.nl
Website: http://www.museumvereniging.nl

Pensioen & Uitkerings raad
[The Pension and Benefit Board]

The Pension and Benefit Board is responsible for the application and administration of Dutch laws and regulations that offer financial support to victims of the Second World War and their next of kin. The PUR performs historical research and medical examinations to establish whether or not someone is a victim of persecution, a civilian war victim, or a participant of the resistance. The amount of financial support is dependent on the outcome of medical examinations and financial inquiries. The decisions are made by chambers, which consist of people who are appointed by the Dutch Minister of Health, Welfare and Sport. The members of these chambers have strong ties with the target groups of the various laws.

Postbus 9575
2300 RB LEIDEN
The Netherlands
Telephone: +71 535-65-00; +71-535-68-88
Email: info.wvo@svb.nl
Website: http://www.pur.nl

Maror Fund

The Dutch-Jewish Maror organization was established at the initiative of the Dutch-Jewish community and in conjunction with the Dutch government. Upon identifying deficiencies in the post–World War II restoration of justice, the Dutch-Jewish community arranged payment regulations with the government and insurers, banks, and the stock exchange. The government allocated 400 million Dutch guilders for payment to the Jewish community, and the financial institutions returned 364 million Dutch guilders. The Maror organization was established on December 1, 2000, to distribute the funds to individuals. The deadline to submit a claim to Maror passed on January 1, 2002, but information regarding individual payments will remain available on the Website until further notice for applicants who have not yet received a decision.

The Maror Fund Desk
Weteringschans 123
1017 XV Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Telephone: +20-67-993-73
Fax: +20-67-335-89
Email: collectieven@maror.nl
Website: http://www.maror.nl

The Art Loss Register

The Art Loss Register (ALR) is the world's largest private international database of lost and stolen art, antiques, and collectibles that provides recovery and search services to collectors, the art trade, insurers, and law enforcement through technology and a professionally trained staff of art historians. In 1998, the ALR made full-time staff and resources available for the task of compiling a database of 1933–1945 cultural spoliation claims, objects confiscated by Nazi looting agencies, the Soviet Trophy Brigades, or individual acts of looting by Allied troops. War-era claim forms can be obtained from the ALR website in German and English. The ALR database lists thousands of works of art that were looted from both private and museum collections, with Holocaust claims comprising the majority of the losses.

The Art Loss Register Ltd
First Floor, 63-66 Hatton Garden
London EC1N8LE
Telephone: +44-20-7841-5780
Fax: +44-20-7841-5781-166-66
Email: amsterdam@artloss.com
Website: http://www.artloss.com

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Republic of Poland REPUBLIC OF POLAND
State Museum at Majdanek

The German concentration camp in Lublin, popularly called Majdanek, was initiated by Heinrich Himmler’s decision. Visiting Lublin in July 1941, Himmler entrusted Lublin district SS and police commander, Odilo Globocnik, with building a camp “for 25-50,000 inmates who would be used to work in SS and police workshops and at construction sites”. The camp was going to be the source of a free workforce for the realization of the plans to build a German empire in the east.

ul.Droga Meczennikow Majdanka 67
20-325 Lublin
Republic of Poland
Telephone: +48-81-710-28-21
Fax: +48-81-710-28-65
Email: sekretariat@majdanek.pl
Website: http://www.majdanek.pl

Fundacja "Polsko-Niemieckie Pojednanie"
["German-Polish Reconciliation" Foundation]

The foundation was established in February 1992 to provide assistance to former slave and forced laborers of the National Socialist regime. It is a partner organization of the Austrian Fund for Reconciliation, Peace, and Cooperation.

ul. Krucza 36
00-921 Warsaw
Republic of Poland
Telephone: +48-22-695-9941; +31-70-338-2456
Email: informacja@fpnp.pl
Website: http://www.fpnp.pl

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Russian Federation RUSSIAN FEDERATION
The Foundation for Mutual Understanding and Reconciliation of the Russian Federation

A partner organization of the Austrian Fund for Reconciliation, Peace, and Cooperation, the foundation was established in November 1993 by the Government of Russia to provide compensation to the victims of Nazi persecution during World War II.

Konnyi Pereulok, dom 4
115162 Moscow
Russian Federation
Telephone: +7-499-237-50-24
Email: fondvip@fondvp.ru
Website: http://www.fondvp.ru

The Russian Research and Educational Holocaust Center and the Holocaust Foundation

Russian Research and Educational Holocaust Center was registered in June 1992. The Interregional Holocaust Foundation was established in Moscow in 1997. It is the first organizations in the post-Soviet era aimed at preserving the memory of Holocaust victims, creating museums and documentary exhibitions, including the subject in the curricula of schools and institutions of higher education, organizing commemorative events, erecting monuments, and gathering of evidence and memoirs.

Sadovnicheskaya St. 52/45
Moscow
Russian Federation 115035
Telephone: +7-495-951-58-76
Email: center@holofond.ru
Website: http://en.holocf.ru

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The Republic of South Africa THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA
The South African Holocaust Foundation

The South African Holocaust Foundation (SAHF) was established in 2007 by the Board of Trustees of the Cape Town Holocaust Centre (established in 1999) in response to the incorporation of the study of the Holocaust into the National High School Curriculum.
The SAHF provides the educational and philosophical direction for the three Holocaust Centres in South Africa and is dedicated to providing support for the national curriculum through the development of classroom support materials and the facilitation of national in-service teacher training, adult programmes and seminars.

88 Hatfield Street, Gardens 8001
Cape Town
The Republic of South Africa
Telephone: +27-21-462-5553
Fax: +27-21-462-5554
Email: foundation@ctholocaust.co.za
Website: http://www.ctholocaust.co.za

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Swiss Confederation SWISS CONFEDERATION
Bank for International Settlements

The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) has prepared a finding aid to sources in its historical archive on BIS wartime activities in general as well as on the Nazi gold issue. The finding aid can be found at the website below.

Bank for International Settlements, Archive
Centralbahnplatz 2
CH-4002 Basel
Swiss Confederation
Telephone: +41-61-280-80-80
Fax: +41-61-280-91-00
Email: email@bis.org
Website: http://www.bis.org

International Organization for Migration

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) created two compensation programs for victims of the Nazi regime, the German Forced Labour Compensation Programme and the Holocaust Victim Assets Programme (related to Swiss banks). The period for filing claims under these programs expired on December 31, 2001. Since that time, the IOM’s focus has shifted from outreach and assistance to processing and payment. Some IOM offices ended their involvement with the programs, some continue processing claims, and a few have shifted their focus to the area of related humanitarian and social programs. The IOM currently publishes an occasional newsletter, “Compensation News,” to provide a forum for continued information, discussion, and dialogue for all parties involved with the programs. The deadline for both of the programs has expired.

International Organization for Migration
17, Route des Morillons / C.P. 71
1211 Geneva 19
Swiss Confederation
Telephone: +41-22-717-9111
Fax: +41-22-798-6150
Email: info@iom.int
Website: http://www.iom.int

Commission Indépendante d’Experts Suisse-Seconde Guerre Mondiale (Commission Bergier)
[Independent Commission of Experts Switzerland-Second World War (Bergier Commission)]

The commission was established in December 1996 by the Swiss Federal Assembly. Its mandate was to conduct a historical and legal investigation on the volume and fate of assets moved to Switzerland before, during, and immediately after World War II. The mandate included investigations into gold trading and foreign currency transactions conducted by the Swiss National Bank and by private commercial banks. The objects of the investigation were all assets moved to Switzerland, including insurable values and cultural assets, both of the victims of the Nazi regime as well as of its perpetrators and collaborators. The commission also examined the relations of Swiss industrial and commercial companies with the National-Socialist economy, especially regarding their involvement in “aryanization measures” and the exploitation of forced laborers, as well as Swiss refugee policy and government measures for the return of unlawfully acquired assets in the postwar period. The five-year appointment of the Independent Commission of Experts (ICE) reached its expiration date in December 2001, and in March 2002, the ICE presented and published its final report in four languages. Copies of the commission’s interim and final reports may be ordered online from its website. On December 19, 2001, the mandate of the ICE ended and the commission was dissolved.

3003 Berne
Swiss Confederation
Telephone: +41-31-322-3247
Fax: +41-31-324-9061
Email: historischerdienst@eda.admin.ch
Website: http://www.uek.ch

Anlaufstelle Raubkunst
[Contact Bureau on Looted Art]

The Swiss Federal Office of Culture maintains a Contact Bureau on Looted Art, a center of expertise to respond to all issues linked to looted art from the World War II era. The bureau is primarily responsible for processing inquiries and researching the federal art collections, and it also maintains close contact with private Swiss and foreign institutions that deal with looted-art issues.

Hallwylstrasse 15
CH-3003 Berne
Swiss Confederation
Website: http://www.kultur-schweiz.admin.ch

Claims Resolution Tribunal (CRT) for Dormant Accounts in Switzerland

An international, independent tribunal was established in Switzerland by the Independent Committee of Eminent Persons to resolve Swiss bank claims made by victims of Nazi persecution following the $1.25 billion settlement agreement. Its initial mandate was to adjudicate claims of entitlement of approximately 5,570 foreign dormant accounts that had been identified in two lists published by the Swiss banks in 1997. Having virtually completed its review of over 100,000 deposited asset claims, the CRT is now in the process of closing down.

Badenerstrasse 141
Postfach 7589
8023 Zurich
Swiss Confederation
Website: http://www.crt-ii.org

Schweizerische Nationalbank
[Swiss National Bank]

The Swiss National Bank published a study on the monetary policy background of its gold transactions during World War II. The aim of the study was to contribute to a better understanding of the economic policy situation during the war.

Börsenstrasse 15
PO Box 2800
8022 Zurich
Swiss Confederation
Telephone: +41-44-631-3111; +41-44-631-3910
Email: snb@snb.ch
Website: http://www.snb.ch

Schweizerischer Israelitischer Gemeindebund
[Swiss Federation of Jewish Communities (SFJC)]

The Swiss Federation of Jewish Communities is an umbrella organization of the Jewish communities in Switzerland and represents Swiss Jews politically. By the 1950s and 1960s, the SFJC was already dealing with the question of dormant accounts and assets being held by banks and insurance companies. Since 1995, the representatives of the SFJC have been involved in the investigation into the role played by Switzerland at home and abroad during World War II. It has acted as a mediator between international Jewish organizations, such as the World Jewish Congress, and the banks as well as Swiss government departments.

Gotthardstrasse 65
8002 Zurich ZH
Postfach 564
8027 Zurich
Swiss Confederation
Telephone: +41-43-305-0777
Email: info@swissjews.ch
Website: http://www.swissjews.ch

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National Foundation “Mutual Understanding and Reconciliation” in Ukraine

The Cabinet of the Ministries of Ukraine established the Ukrainian Foundation of Peace and Reconciliation on June 16, 1993. The group’s objective is to research former forced laborers and victims of National Socialism within Ukraine.

Wuliza Frunse 15
04080 Kiev
Ukraine
Telephone: +380-44-462-5011
Email: asst@unf.kiev.ua
Website: http://unf.kiev.ua

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The Holocaust Centre

The Holocaust Centre promotes an understanding of the roots of discrimination and prejudice, and the development of ethical values, leading to a greater understanding within society. The Centre uses the history of genocide as a model of how society can break down, and emphasises how current and future generations must carefully examine and learn from these tragedies. The Centre promotes respect for human rights, equal opportunities and good citizenship, which has greater resonance than ever in our culturally diverse society.

Beth Shalom Laxton
Newark,Notts NG220 PA
United Kingdom of Great Britain
Email: office@holocaustcentre.net
Website: http://hcentrenew.aegisdns.co.uk

The Art Loss Register

The Art Loss Register (ALR) is the world's largest private international database of lost and stolen art, antiques, and collectibles that provides recovery and search services to collectors, the art trade, insurers, and law enforcement through technology and a professionally trained staff of art historians. In 1998, the ALR made full-time staff and resources available for the task of compiling a database of 1933–1945 cultural spoliation claims, objects confiscated by Nazi looting agencies, the Soviet Trophy Brigades, or individual acts of looting by Allied troops. War-era claims forms can be obtained from the ALR Website in German and English. The ALR database lists thousands of works of art that were looted from both private and museum collections, with Holocaust claims comprising the majority of the losses.

Contact in the United Kingdom (head office):
The Art Loss Register Ltd
Suite 101, Linton House
164-180 Union Street
London SE1 OLH
United Kingdom of Great Britain
Telephone: +44-20-7841-5780
Fax: +44-20-7841-5781
Email: artloss@artloss.com
Website: http://www.artloss.com

The Commission for Looted Art in Europe

The Commission for Looted Art in Europe (ECLA) is the representative body in Europe dealing with all matters relating to Nazi-looted art and other cultural property. It helps families, communities, and institutions worldwide with research, identification, and recovery of looted cultural property. ECLA works with museums, governments, and other institutions to identify and locate looted cultural property. It also supports and pursues restitution claims and procedures in all countries, and promotes public policy and legislative change throughout Europe to enable the resolution of these issues. ECLA monitors and furthers international developments in the implementation of international principles on cultural assets; provides an international database of all information and research on works of art, books, Judaica, and other cultural objects seized by the Nazis; and encourages the disclosure of all relevant archives and records. It also works to establish codes of practice for the auction houses and the art trade, particularly with respect to the provision of provenance information and all other essential records, and promotes alternative dispute resolution mechanisms for resolving cases that involve looted cultural property.

Catherine House
76 Gloucester Place
London W1U 6HJ
United Kingdom of Great Britain
Telephone: +44-20-7487-3401
Fax: +44-20-7487-4211
Email: info@lootedartcommission.com
Website: http://www.lootedartcommission.com/

The Enemy Property Claims Assessment Panel (EPCAP)

The EPCAP maintains a Website containing a database of more than 30,000 records relating to property seized between 1939 and 1945 that originally belonged to residents of Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, and Yugoslavia. The database also includes records of persons from other countries and persons who could not be traced. In March 1999, the EPCAP launched a payment scheme for victims of Nazi persecution whose assets were confiscated in the United Kingdom. It has received and assessed claims from across the world, paying out more than 7 million pounds.

1 Victoria Street
London SW1H OET
United Kingdom of Great Britain
Telephone: +44-207-215-3486; +44-207-215-2268
Fax: +44-207-215-3487
Email: janette.plumridge@dti.gsi.gov.uk
Website: http://www.enemyproperty.gov.uk

The Bank of England Archive

The bank has an extensive archive that contains records of every aspect of its administration from the bank’s foundation to the present. The bank’s archive may be used to trace wartime gold transactions. The archive provides research facilities for academics. Individuals seeking information about confiscated assets during World War II should consult with such organizations as Restore UK.

Threadneedle Street
London EC2R 8AH
United Kingdom of Great Britain
Telephone: +44-20-7601-4444
Email: archive@bankofengland.co.uk
Website: http://www.bankofengland.co.uk/

Restore UK

Restore UK is a central agency established by the British banking industry to handle claims relating to accounts frozen under World War II legislation. Its objective is to help reunite Holocaust victims or their heirs with any money in bank accounts that has been unclaimed since World War II. Restore UK is an agency of the British Bankers’ Association.

105-108 Old Broad Street
London EC2N 1EX
United Kingdom of Great Britain
Telephone: +44-20-7216-8909
Fax: +44-20-7216-8908
Email: restore@restoreuk.org.uk
Website: http://www.restoreuk.org.uk

National Museum Directors’ Conference (NMDC)

In June 1998, the National Museum Directors’ Conference established a working group to examine the issues surrounding the spoliation of art during the Holocaust and World War II period.

Lambeth Road
London SE1 5HZ
United Kingdom of Great Britain
Email: nmdc@iwm.org.uk
Website: http://www.nationalmuseums.org.uk

The Holocaust Educational Trust

Established in 1988, the Holocaust Educational Trust has commissioned research into the following issues: the banking industry in Britain during the Nazi occupation, Britain and postwar art restitution, the fate of assets in Britain of Holocaust victims and survivors, and Nazi gold issues.

BCM Box 7892
London WC1N 3XX
United Kingdom of Great Britain
Telephone: +44-20-7222-6822
Fax: +44-20-7233-0161
Email: info@het.org.uk
Website: http://www.het.org.uk

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Jewish Family Services of Silicon Valley

JFS provides a broad range of support services for over 160 local Holocaust survivors and their families to assist in maintaining their financial, emotional, and physical well-being: Reparations claims assistance and up- to-date; Claims Conference information; Emergency services and financial assistance; Case management and emotional support; Home visits and homemaker assistance; Wellness services and greater access to medical care.

14855 Oka Road, Suite 202
Los Gatos, CA 95032
United States of America
Telephone: +1-556-0600
Fax: +1-408-551-0091
Email: galinac@jfssc.org
Website: http://www.jfssv.org

Jewish Family & Children’s Services of the East Bay

Jewish Family & Children's Services of the East Bay has been responding to the evolving needs of our community for more than 130 years. In 1877, JFCS/East Bay was founded as the Daughters of Israel Relief Society, a volunteer organization focused on the Jewish aged, widowed, and orphaned.

2484 Shattuck Avenue, Ste. 210
Berkeley, CA 94704
United States of America
Telephone: +1-510-704-7475
Fax: +1-510-704-7494
Email: peresztegi@comartrecovery.org
Website: http://www.comartrecovery.org/

Jewish Family and Children’s Services of San Francisco, The Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties

Jewish Family and Children's Services is one of the oldest and largest family service institutions in the United States, founded in 1850 by immigrant pioneers who arrived in California during the Gold Rush and created an extended family to care for each other.

2150 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94115
United States of America
Telephone: +1-415-449-1200
Fax: +1-415-449-3839
Email: admin@jfcs.org
Website: http://www.jfcs.org

Jewish Family Service of Colorado

Jewish Family Service of Colorado (JFS) is committed to providing vital community resources to anyone facing a life challenge, no matter which leg of life's journey they are traveling. Staffed by caring and compassionate professionals and assisted by dedicated volunteers, JFS is committed to being one of metro Denver's premier human services agencies.

3201 South Tamarac Drive
Denver, CO 80231
United States of America
Telephone: +1-3-3-597-5000
Website: http://jewishfamilyservice.org

Jewish Family Service of New Haven

JFS provides a wide range of quality social and human services throughout the Greater New Haven area. These include: Individual, Couple & Family Counseling; Children’s Psychiatric and Counseling Services; Programs for Senior Adults; a Holocaust Survivor Program; Infant, Domestic and Intercountry Adoption Services; Specialized Foster Care; Children’s Respite Services; Programs for Adults with Developmental Disabilities; Food Assistance Programs; Empowering People for Success Program; Pastoral Care and Pastoral Counseling; Social Work Outreach Services; and Volunteer Services.

1440 Whalley Avenue, New Haven, CT 06515 United States of America Telephone: +1-203-378-5599 Fax: +1-203-389-5904
Email: contact@jfsnh.org
Website: http://www.jfsnh.org

Jewish Family Service

Jewish Family Service is the social service agency of the Jewish community in Eastern Fairfield County. It is incorporated under the regulations of the State of Connecticut as a not-for-profit organization, and operates in accordance with Federal Tax Regulations, Paragraph 501c3. Our services are available to all Connecticut residents, regardless of faith or affiliation.

2370 Park Avenue
Bridgeport, Connecticut 06604-1699
United States of America
Telephone: +1-203-366-5438
Fax: +1-203-366-1580
Email: info@jfsct.org
Website: http://www.jfsct.org

Jewish Family Services of Connecticut

Programs for Holocaust Survivors at Jewish Family Services meet a variety of needs for this special and vulnerable population. Funding is provided by The Claims Conference, the single largest organization in the world working to secure compensation, restitution and assistance for survivors of the Holocaust or the heirs of victims. The goal of the program is to keep survivors living in their own home or apartment and out of institutional care for as long as possible.

333 Bloomfield Avenue, Suite A
West Hartford, CT 06117
United States of America
Telephone: +1-860-236-1927
Email: info@jfshartford.org
Website: http://www.jfshartford.org

Jewish Family Service of Broward County

Jewish Family Service of Broward County is dedicated to empowering individuals, strengthening families and protecting the vulnerable by providing human services, guided by the Jewish value of social responsibility, compassion and respect.

100 South Pine Island Road Suite 230
Plantation, Florida 33324
United States of America
Telephone: +1-954-370-2140
Email: info@jfsbroward.org
Website: http://www.jfsbroward.org

Ruth Rales Jewish Family Service

Ruth Rales Jewish Family Service (JFS) offers help, hope and humanity through our comprehensive range of programs and services which support people of all ages and beliefs.

21300 Ruth & Baron Coleman Blvd
Boca Raton, Florida 33428
United States of America
Telephone: +1-561-852-3333
Fax: +1-561-852-3332
Website: http://www.ruthralesjfs.org

Ferd & Gladys Alpert Jewish Family & Children’s Service

The mission of Alpert Jewish Family & Children’s Service is to serve the Jewish Community and fulfill its obligation of TIKKUN OLAM by: Serving the Jewish Community primarily but not exclusively; Providing a wide range of needed social services to strengthen individuals and families; Participate in identifying, addressing, and assisting in the coordination of community needs; Fulfill its mission guided by Jewish traditions and values.

5841 Corporate Way, Suite 200
West Palm Beach, FL 33407
United States of America
Telephone: +1-561-684-1991
Fax: +1-561-684-5366
Website: http://jfcsonline.com

The Baltimore Jewish Council

It was founded in 1939 primarily to assist European Jewry and to combat anti-Semitism on a global and local basis. The Council represents Greater Baltimore area Jewish organizations & congregations on social, political, and humanitarian issues affecting Jews locally, nationally, and worldwide.

5750 Park Heights Avenue,
Baltimore, MD 21215
United States of America
Telephone: +1-410-542-4850
Fax: 1-410-542-4834
Email: bicrsvp@baltjc.org
Website: http://baltjc.org

Jewish Family & Children’s Services

For almost 150 years, Jewish Family & Children’s Service (JF&CS;) has been Greater Boston’s leading and trusted provider of comprehensive human services. JF&CS; helps people of all faiths, races, and ages with the challenges of life.

1430 Main Street
Waltham, MA 02451
United States of America
Telephone: +1-781-647-5327
Email: info@jfcsboston.org
Website: http://www.jfcsboston.org

Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis

Inspired by the wisdom and values of our tradition, Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis supports people of all backgrounds to reach their full potential. Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis is the first place people choose: for help, to volunteer, to donate, and to work.

13100 Wayzata Blvd, Suite 400
Minnetonka, MN 55305
United States of America
Telephone: +1-952-546-0616
Fax: +1-952-593-1778
Email: jfcs@jfcsmpls.org
Website: http://www.jfcsmpls.org

Jewish Family Service Agency

JFSA serves many of the nearly 350 Survivors living in Las Vegas, many of whom are struggling emotionally and financially. JFSA receives a social services grant for Nazi victims from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany which includes assistance in the following areas: Filing claims for reparations,
counseling and/or case management services to provide emotional support, ensuring access to food, supplying medical and prescription assistance, and offering social opportunities.

4794 S Eastern Avenue, Suite C
Las Vegas, NV 89119
United States of America
Telephone: +1-702-732-0304
Fax: +1-702-794-2033
Website: http://www.jfsalv.org

Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties

The mission of Jewish Family Service is to strengthen and promote Jewish individual, family, and community well-being. In keeping with Jewish values and the spirit of tikkun olam (healing the world) we are committed to providing services to the entire community regardless of race, religion, or ethnicity.

607 N. Jerome Avenue
Margate, NJ 08402-1527
United States of America
Telephone: +1-609-822-1108
Fax: +1-609-822-1106
Website: http://www.jfsatlantic.org

Jewish Family Service, Inc.

The agency builds strong families, capable children, healthy elders and vital communities. JFS has a network of human services building on wellness to address life challenges. Each year, JFS serves more than 3,000 people in Bergen County and the northern region of Hudson County.

1485 Teaneck Road
Teaneck, NJ 07666
United States of America
Telephone: +1-201-837-9090
Website: http://www.jfsbergen.org

Jewish Family Service

Founded over 50 years ago to serve the communities of greater Clifton and Passaic, Jewish Family Service has a history of evolving services to families in need regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.

199 Scoles Avenue
Clifton, NJ 07012
United States of America
Telephone: +1-973-777-7638
Fax: +1-973-777-9311
Website: http://www.jfsclifton.com

Jewish Family Service of Metro West

Jewish Family Service of MetroWest has its community origins dating back to 1861, in Newark, New Jersey, when it was known as the Hebrew Benevolent and Orphan Asylum. Today JFS is a comprehensive social service agency, with office locations serving Essex, Morris, Sussex, North Union and parts of Hudson counties. JFS annually serves more than 3,500 families, on a non-discriminatory basis, comprising close to 10,000 people.

256 Columbia Turnpike, Suite 105
Florham Park, NJ 07932
United States of America
Telephone: +1-973-765-9050
Fax: +1-973-765-0195
Email: intake@jfsmetrowest.org
Website: http://www.jfsmetrowest.org

Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Greater Mercer County

Jewish Family & Children's Service ("JFCS") of Greater Mercer County is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit community service agency that strengthens individuals and families by empowering people to care for themselves and others. This is accomplished through a wide range of high quality social services and programs including therapy, information and referral, support, education and advocacy.

707 Alexander Road, Suite 102
Princeton, NJ 08540
United States of America
Telephone: +1-609-987-8100
Email: info@jfcsonline.org
Website: http://www.jfcsonline.org

Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Greater Monmouth County

This program is now in its eighth year - and far exceeds our original expectations. Financial Assistance for all services is provided by the Jewish Material Claims Conference Against Germany.

705 Summerfield Avenue
Asbury Park, NJ 07712
United States of America
Telephone: +1-732-774-6886
Fax: +1-732-774-8809
Email: info@jfcsmonmouth.org
Website: http://www.jfcsmonmouth.org

Westchester Jewish Community Services

Westchester Jewish Community Services (WJCS), a non-sectarian, state-licensed, not-for-profit agency, has been a leader in mental health, home health care, developmental disabilities and human services since 1943, serving all people who live or work in Westchester.

845 North Broadway
White Plains, NY 10603
United States of America
Telephone: +1-914-761-0600
Email: hdq@wjcs.com
Website: http://www.wjcs.com

Jewish Family Service of Rochester, Inc.

Jewish Family Service of Rochester helps individuals and families navigate life's transitions and challenges with comprehensive personalized social services, grounded in the time honored Jewish traditions of dignity, kindness and improving the world.

441 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607
United States of America
Telephone: +1-585-461-0110
Fax: +1-585-461-9658
Website: http://www.jfsrochester.org

Jewish Family Service of Ohio

Since 1943, Jewish Family Service has played a vital role in serving the constantly changing human service needs of individuals and families in Greater Cincinnati.

8487 Ridge Road
Cincinnati, OH 45236
United States of America
Telephone: +1-513-469-1188
Fax: +1-513-766-3358
Website: http://www.jfscinti.org

Jewish Family Service Association of Cleveland

Jewish Family Service Association of Cleveland (JFSA) is a contemporary behavioral and health organization which has served the greater Cleveland community for over 130 years. JFSA provides high quality, professional services for every generation of the family, regardless of religious affiliation or financial status.

3659 South Green Road, Suite 322
Beachwood, Ohio 44122
United States of America
Telephone: +1-216-292-3999
Website: http://www.jfsa-cleveland.org

Jewish Family & Child service

JFCS’ safety net services include crisis counseling, care management, advocacy, referrals, help accessing community resources, food vouchers, and financial aid for housing, food, utilities, transportation, medication, clothing, and school supplies as resources permit.

1130 SW Morrison
Portland, OR 97205
United States of America
Telephone: +1-503-226-7079
Website: http://www.jfcs-portland.org

Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Pittsburgh

JF&CS;'s program for Holocaust survivors is designed to address and support the psychological and emotional needs of aging Jewish Holocaust survivors. This program is funded by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, Inc.

5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
United States of America
Telephone: +1-412-422-7200
Website: http://www.jfcspgh.org

Jewish Family Service of Greater Wilkes-Barre

Offers services which are designed to help elderly survivors of the Holocaust live their remaining years safely, with dignity, and as independently as possible. Jews who resided in European countries which were subject to Nazi rule and control between 1933 and 1945 are eligible.

71 W. Northampton Street
WilkesBarre, PA 18701
United States of America
Telephone: +1-570-823-5137
Fax: +1-570-824-4210
Email: jfswb@jfswb.org
Website: http://www.jfswb.org

Jewish Family Service of Lackawanna County

Holocaust Survivors Assistance Services are designed to help elderly survivors of the Holocaust live their remaining years safely, with dignity, and as independently as possible. Jews who resided in European countries that were subject to Nazi rule and control between 1933 and 1945 are eligible. All others affected by Nazi persecution are eligible for services as well.

615 Jefferson Avenue, Suite 204
Scranton, PA 18510
United States of America
Telephone: +1-570-344-1186
Website: http://jfsoflackawanna.org

Jewish Family and Children's Service of Greater Philadelphia

With a rich tradition of over 155 years, Jewish Family and Children's Service of Greater Philadelphia offers a diverse array of services to help children, adults, seniors, and families cope with challenges that arise throughout the lifecycle. JFCS' staff of caring and dedicated fully licensed clinical social workers is committed to providing quality services, compassionate support, and solutions that work.

Email: info@jfcsphilly.org
Website: http://www.jfcsphilly.org

California State Treasurer

California is home to 15,000 to 20,000 Holocaust survivors, the second-largest such population in the United States. An estimated 6,000 to 8,000 Californians receive reparation or restitution payments. For example, about 1,040 now receive monthly pension benefits that average $350 from the German government. About 40 percent of those who receive reparation or restitution payments live in poverty, according to officials at Bet Tzedek Legal Services, a Los Angeles-based non-profit, nonsectarian law firm that serves the poor, elderly and disabled without regard to race or religion.

PO Box 942809
Sacramento, CA 94209
United States of America
Telephone: +1-916-653-2995
Website: http://www.treasurer.ca.gov

Holocaust Victim Asset Litigation (Swiss Banks)

Website: http://www.treasurer.ca.gov

Holocaust Claims Processing Office of the NY State Banking Department

The Holocaust Claims Processing Office has played an integral role in helping individuals of all backgrounds obtain just resolution for the theft of property during the Holocaust. Banks, insurance companies, and museums now take seriously claims from those whose property was stolen, or their heirs. To provide institutional assistance to individuals seeking to recover Holocaust-looted assets, Governor Pataki created the Holocaust Claims Processing Office of the New York State Banking Department on June 25, 1997.

One State Street
New York, NY 10004-1417
United States of America
Telephone: +1-212-709-5583
Fax: +1-212-709-5592
Email: claimsques@banking.state.ny.us
Website: http://www.claims.state.ny.us

California Department of Insurance

The State of California's Department of Insurance has played a pivotal role in protecting the rights of Holocaust survivors and their heirs. California was instrumental in the establishment of the International Commission on Holocaust Era Insurance Claims (ICHEIC), and acted as both an active participant and a constructive critic in ICHEIC's development and work.

300 South Spring Street, South Tower
Los Angeles, CA 90013
United States of America
Telephone: +1-916-492-3545
Fax: +1-916-445-6552
Website: http://www.insurance.ca.gov

Bet Tzedek - The House of Justice

Bet Tzedek—Hebrew for the “house of justice”—opened its doors 35 years ago as a one-night-a-week storefront community law office staffed by volunteers.

145 S Fairfax Ave. Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA 90036
United States of America
Telephone: +1-323-939-0506
Fax: +1-323-549-5880
Website: http://www.bettzedek.org

Austrian Holocaust Restitution

3524 International Court
Washington, D.C. 20008
United States of America
Website: http://www.austria.org

Jewish Community Services of South Florida

Jewish Community Services of South Florida will provide exemplary social services in South Florida on behalf of the Jewish Community which promote the quality of life and the maximum achievement of potential within that community and the community as a whole.

735 N.E. 125th Street
North Miami, FL 33161
United States of America
Telephone: +1-305-899-1587
Website: http://jcsfl.org

Jewish Family Service of Orange County

Jewish Family Service of Orange County aspires for a community where no one is alone and without hope. It strives to ensure that everyone in the community has access to a lifeline of support. The programs are open to all who come to us.

1 Federation Way, Suite 220
Irvine, CA 92603-0174
United States of America
Telephone: +1-949-435-4360
Fax: +1-714-445-4960
Email: info@jfsoc.org
Website: http://www.jfsoc.org

Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles

Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles is an extended family of compassionate social services that enriches the community and improves the lives of countless men, women and children of all religions, ethnicities and ages.

Telephone: +1-877-275-4537
Website: http://www.jfsla.org

Jewish Family & Children’s Services of Southern Arizona

Since 1941, JFCS has been providing a variety of social services to the community; serving people of all races, religions and ethnic origins. JFCS programs include Counseling & Support Services, Services for Older and Disabled Persons, Home Services, Refugee Services, and Community and Volunteer Services. JFCS also operates the Irving Greenfield Tucson Loan Chest and the Holocaust Program as well as providing continuing education classes for people working in human services.

4301 E. Fifth Street
Tucson, AZ 85711-2005
United States of America
Telephone: +1-520-795-0300
Fax: +1-520-795-8206
Email: jfcsinfor@jfctucson.org
Website: http://jfcstucson.org

3801 East Willow Street
Long Beach, California 90815
United States of America
Telephone: +1-562-427-7916
Fax: +1-562-427-7910
Email: jfcs@jfcslongbeach.org
Website: http://www.jfcslongbeach.org

The Source for Independent Living

Self-help is a non-sectarian, not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to maintaining the independence and dignity of seniors and at-risk populations through a spectrum of housing, home health care and social services and will lead in applying new methods and technologies to address changing needs of its community.

520 Eight Avenue
New York, NY 10018
United States of America
Telephone: +1-866-735-1234
Website: http://selfhelp.net

The DNA Shoah Project

The DNA Shoah Project is building a database of genetic material from Holocaust survivors and their immediate descendants in hopes of reuniting families disrupted by the Shoah (“Holocaust” in Hebrew). The Project aims to match displaced relatives, provide Shoah orphans and lost children with information about their biological families and, eventually, assist in the forensic identification of Holocaust-era remains.

PO BOX 210240
Tucson, Arizona 85721
United States of America
Telephone: +1-520-626-6203
Email: info@dnashoah.org
Website: http://www.dnashoah.org

The Blue Card

The Blue Card offers its invaluable help to Holocaust survivors through five programs. Once The Blue Card determines that a Holocaust survivor is qualified to receive financial assistance, there is no cap or time limit on help. The Blue Card is the only agency that provides continuing, ongoing support for medical care, rent subsidies, food and other basic needs to indigent Holocaust survivors.

171 Madison Avenue, Suite 1405
New York, NY 10016
United States of America
Telephone: +1-212-239-2251
Email: blue.card@verizon.net
Website: http://www.bluecardfund.org

Virginia Holocaust Museum Tolerance Through Education

The Virginia Holocaust Museum was founded in 1997 by Mark Fetter, Al Rosenbaum, and one of Richmond’s youngest Holocaust survivors, Jay Ipson, in an effort to preserve and educate people on the atrocities of the Holocaust of World War II. The Museum had a singular mission, “Teaching Tolerance Through Education.”

Website: http://www.va-holocaust.com

Simon Wiesenthal Center

The Simon Wiesenthal Center is a global Jewish human rights organization that confronts anti-Semitism, hate and terrorism, promotes human rights and dignity, stands with Israel, defends the safety of Jews worldwide, and teaches the lessons of the Holocaust for future generations.

1399 South Roxbury Drive
Los Angeles, California 90035
United States of America
Telephone: +1-310-553-9036
Fax: +1-310-553-4521
Email: information@wiesenthal.net
Website: http://www.wiesenthal.com

Holocaust Museum & Study Center

The Holocaust Museum & Study Center, formerly known as the Rockland Center for Holocaust Studies, is unique in the Lower Hudson Valley Region. The idea for a permanent Center for Holocaust Studies originated with the Rockland County Holocaust Commission, which was appointed by the County Legislature on May 15, 1979.

17 South Madison Avenue
Spring Valley, NY 10977
United States of America
Telephone: +1-845-356-1974
Fax: +1-845-356-1974
Email: museum@holocauststudies.org
Website: http://www.holocauststudies.org

Holocaust & Intolerance Museum of New Mexico

The purpose is to educate people about the Holocaust as well as teach about other genocides and forms of bullying that have affected people around the world. They are not limited to one religion, culture, geographic area, or time.

616 Central Avenue SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
United States of America
Telephone: +1-505-247-0606
Fax: +1-505-247-0606
Website: http://www.nmholocaustmuseum.org

Museum of Jewish Heritage – a living memorial to the Holocaust

Multiple perspectives on modern Jewish history, life, and culture are presented in the Museum’s unique Core Exhibition and award-winning special exhibitions: acclaimed public programs, including discussions, films, plays, and concerts, highlight the richness of Jewish culture and ideas.

Edmond J. Safra Plaza
36 Battery Place
New York, NY 10280
United States of America
Telephone: +1-646-437-4202
Email: info@mjhnyc.org
Website: http://www.mjhnyc.org

Holocaust Memorial Center: Zekelman Family Campus

It is the mission of the Holocaust Memorial Center Zekelman Family Campus to remember those who perished and survived the Holocaust and, in a world increasingly faced with sectarian strife and intolerance, to set forth the lessons of the Holocaust as a model for teaching ethical conduct and responsible decision-making. By highlighting those individuals who, in the midst of evil, stood for the best rather than the worst of human nature, the Holocaust Memorial Center seeks to contribute to maintaining an open, free society.

28123 Orchard Lake Rd.
Farmington Hills, MI 48334-3738
United States of America
Telephone: +1-248-553-2400
Fax: +1-248-553-2433
Email: info@holocaustcenter.org
Website: http://www.holocaustcenter.org

Los Angeles Museum of Holocaust

Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust (LAMH) is the oldest Holocaust museum in the United States. They discovered that each of them had a photograph, concentration camp uniform, or other precious primary source object from the Holocaust era. They decided that these artifacts needed a permanent home where they could be displayed safely and in perpetuity. They also wanted a place to memorialize their dead and help to educate the world so that no one would ever forget.

100 S. The Grove Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
United States of America
Telephone: +1-323-651-3704
Fax: +1-323-651-3706
Email: info@lamoth.org
Website: http://www.lamoth.org

Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center

The Illinois Holocaust museum & Education Center is dedicated to preserving the legacy of the Holocaust by honoring the memories of those who were lost and by teaching universal lessons that combat hatred, prejudice and indifference. The museum fulfills its mission through the exhibition, preservation and interpretation of its collections and through education programs and initiatives that foster the promotion of human rights and the eliminations of genocide.

9603 Woods Drive
Skokie, IL 60077
United States of America
Telephone: +1-847-967-4800
Fax: +1-847-967-4801
Email: info@ilhmec.org
Website: http://www.ilholocaustmuseum.org

The Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest Florida

In 2001, the exhibit was transformed into a museum and educational center, operating as a 501(c)(3) not-for- profit corporation. With our focus on education, our programs have reached over 23,000 students in the 2008/ 2009 school year and the museum hosts more than 5,000 visitors annually.

4760 Tamiami Trail North
Suite 7, Sandalwood Square
Naples, FL 34103
United States of America
Telephone: +1-239-263-9200
Fax: +1-239-263-9500
Email: ingo@hmswfl.org
Website: http://www.hmswfl.org

Holocaust Museum and Learning Center In Memory of Gloria M. Goldstein

The Holocaust Museum and Learning Center, a department of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis, opened in May 1995 and was realized through the vision and generosity of many community leaders and Holocaust survivors. The Holocaust Museum and Learning Center houses a 5,000 square foot core exhibition that provides a chronological history of the Holocaust with personal accounts of Holocaust survivors who emigrated to St. Louis.

12 Millstone Campus Drive
St. Louis, MO 63146
United States of America
Telephone: +1-314-432-0020
Fax: +1-314-432-1277
Website: http://www.hmlc.org

The Holocaust Museum of Houston

Holocaust Museum Houston is dedicated to educating people about the Holocaust, remembering the 6 million Jews and other innocent victims and honoring the survivors' legacy. Using the lessons of the Holocaust and other genocides, we teach the dangers of hatred, prejudice and apathy.

5401 Caroline St.
Houston, TX 77004-6804
United States of America
Telephone: +1-713-942-8000
Email: info@hmh.org
Website: http://www.hmh.org

The Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center of Florida

The Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center offers a variety of programs to sensitize the public to issues of tolerance, diversity and respect for cultural differences. Its leadership and supporters firmly believe that preserving the past helps us protect the future, and that a moral and just community grows from understanding the watershed events of human

851 N Maitland Ave
Maitland, FL 32751
United States of America
Telephone: +1-407-628-0555
Email: info@holocaustedu.org
Website: http://www.holocaustedu.org

Tauber Holocaust Library and Education Program

The Holocaust Center of Northern California has relocated its library, offices, and staff to its new home at Jewish Family and Children’s Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties. The Center will reopen in its new location in February 2011. The Holocaust Center research library includes the following materials: Reference library, Yizkor books, Oral history tapes and transcripts, Historical pamphlet collection, Archival collections.

2150 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94115
United States of America
Telephone: +1-415-449-3717
Fax: +1-415-449-3720
Email: judyj@jfcs.org
Website: http://www.hcnc.org

Florida Holocaust Museum

The Florida Holocaust Museum honors the memory of millions of innocent men, women, and children who suffered or died in the Holocaust. The museum is dedicated to teaching members of all races and cultures to recognize the inherent worth and dignity of human life in order to prevent future genocides.

55 Fifth Street South
St.Petersburg, FL 33701
United States of America
Telephone: +1-727-820-0100
Fax: +1-727-821-8435
Email: dfletcher@flholocaustmuseum.org
Website: http://www.flhm2.org

The El Paso Holocaust Museum and Study Center

The mission of the El Paso Holocaust Museum & Study Center is to educate the public, particularly young people, about the Nazi Holocaust as a way of ensuring that similar acts will not be repeated; to honor those who perished in the Holocaust and those who survived, and to oppose prejudice and bigotry by reminding the world of the importance of acceptance, the value and dignity of human life, and of the consequences of negating these principles.

715 N. Oregon
El Paso, Texas 79902
United Status of America
Telephone: +1-915-351-0048
Website: http://www.elpasoholocaustmuseum.org

Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance

The Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance teaches about the past, to learn for today, in order to impact the future. A not-for-profit 501 (c) (3) since 1984 and is located in the basement of the Jewish Community Center building on Northaven Road in North Dallas.

211 N. Record St.
Suite 100 Dallas, Texas 75202
United States of America
Telephone: +1-214-741-7500
Fax: +1-214-747-2270
Email: info@dallasholocaustmuseum.org
Website: http://www.dallasholocaustmuseum.org

The Commission for Art Recovery

The Commission for Art Recovery was established in 1997 to stimulate restitution efforts by European governments in order to help bring a small measure of justice into the lives of families whose art was seized, confiscated, or wrongfully taken as a result of the policies of the Third Reich and the devastation of the Holocaust. The commission encourages and assists governments, museums, and other public institutions to identify works of art in their collections that may have been stolen during the years of the Third Reich, to publicize information on these works on the Internet, and to adopt streamlined procedures that facilitate the return of these works to their rightful owners.

2 Park Avenue, 20th Floor
New York, NY 10016
United States of America
Email: agnes@peresztegi.com

American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee

Founded in 1914, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) serves as the overseas arm of the Jewish community, sponsoring programs of relief, rescue, and reconstruction.

American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee
711 Third Avenue
New York, NY 19917
United States of America
Telephone: +1-212-687-6200
Fax: +1-212-370-5467
Website: http://www.jdc.org

Conference on Jewish Material Claims against Germany (Claims Conference)

The claims conference works to secure compensation and restitution for survivors of the Holocaust and heirs of victims. Since 1951, the claims conference, working in partnership with the State of Israel, has negotiated for and distributed payments from Germany, Austria, other governments, and certain industries; recovered unclaimed German Jewish property; and funded programs to assist the neediest Jewish victims of Nazism.

Contact in USA:
1359 Broadway, Room 2000
New York, NY 10018
United States of America
Telephone: +1-646-536-9100
Fax: +1-212-679-2126
Email: info@claimscon.org
Website: http://claimscon.org

World Jewish Congress

In 1992, the World Jewish Congress (WJC) launched efforts for restitution of Jewish property in Europe and established the World Jewish Restitution Organization (WJRO). The WJC was charged with the task of negotiating with the governments and Jewish communities involved in restitution. Over time, the WJC introduced restitution matters to western European nations and revealed newly declassified intelligence documents relating to the actions of various European governments during the war and helped attract international media attention. WJC negotiations helped instigate 20 governmental inquiry commissions to investigate how each country behaved during the war and how stolen Jewish property was dealt with after the war. The WJC continues to research restitution issues worldwide and issues public policy dispatches and reports.

Contact in USA (headquarters):
501 Madison Avenue, 17th floor
New York, NY 10022
United States of America
Telephone: +1-212-755-5770
Fax: +1-212-755-5883
Website: http://www.wjc.org.il

California Department of Insurance Holocaust Information

During World War II, many Jewish families in Europe purchased life insurance policies as financial protection for loved ones who would survive the war. However, Nazi Germany did not preserve insurance policy documents, nor did they issue death certificates for Jews and countless untold others murdered in the concentration camps. As a result, many Holocaust victims and their heirs to this day have been unable to collect on the policies purchased over half a century ago.

300 South Spring Street, South Tower
Los Angeles, CA 90013
United States of America
Telephone: +1-213-897-8921
Website: http://www.insurance.ca.gov

National Archives and Records Administration

The National Archives and Records Administration maintains an extensive collection of archives and has published finding aids to facilitate research on Holocaust-era assets.

8601 Adelphi Road
College Park, MD 20740-6001
United States of America
Website: http://www.archives.gov/research_room/holocaust_era_assets

National Association of Insurance Commissioners

The National Association of Insurance Commissioners maintains an International Holocaust Commission Task Force to work toward restituting unpaid insurance claims. It was also fundamental in the creation of the International Commission on Holocaust Era Insurance Claims.

2301 McGee, Suite 800
Kansas City, MO 64108-2604
United States of America
Telephone: + 1-816-842-3600
Email: prodserv@naic.org
Website: http://www.naic.org

American Association of Museums

The American Association of Museums (AAM) has established a guideline on ethical obligations of museums concerning the acquisition of Nazi-era objects. The AAM also maintains a website concerning Nazi-era provenance, including links to “Guidelines Concerning the Unlawful Appropriation of Objects During the Nazi Era,” issued in November 1999 and updated in April 2001; AAM Recommended Procedures for Providing Information to the Public about Objects Transferred in Europe during the Nazi Era; the Report of the AAM’s Task Force on the Spoliation of Art during the Nazi/World War II Era (1933–1945); and research by many museums about Nazi-era provenance of objects in their collections.

1575 Eye Street, NW, Suite 400
Washington, D.C. 20005
United States of America
Telephone: + 1-202-289-1818
Fax: + 1-202-289-6578
Website: http://www.aam-us.org

American Jewish Committee

In March 2002, the American Jewish Committee hosted a conference entitled “Anti-Semitism, Holocaust Memory, Property Restitution and Related Issues Confronting the Jewish Communities of Central and Eastern Europe” in Bucharest, Romania. Jewish leaders in NATO-aspirant nations in eastern Europe offered observations on progress made in property restitution and other issues at the conference.

165 East 56th Street
New York, NY 10022
United States of America
Telephone: +1-212-751-4000
Website: http://www.ajc.org

Austrian Holocaust Restitution

On numerous occasions, high-ranking representatives of the Republic of Austria have acknowledged that Austrians were not just victims of National Socialism but that many Austrians both supported the NS regime and committed atrocities. Speeches by Chancellor Franz Vranitzky and President Thomas Klestil in Israel in 1993 and 1994 were important milestones along the way. Thus, Austria has taken many steps to financially alleviate the pain and suffering of numerous victims of the NS regime.

3524 International Court
Washington, D.C. 20008
United States of America
Website: http://www.austria.org/content/view/414/217

International Commission on Holocaust Era Insurance Claims (ICHEIC)

The International Commission on Holocaust Era Insurance Claims (ICHEIC) was established in October 1998 by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners in cooperation with several European insurance companies, European regulators, representatives of several Jewish organizations, and the State of Israel. The commission is charged with establishing a just process that will expeditiously address the issue of unpaid insurance policies issued to victims of the Holocaust. To do so, ICHEIC has set up a Claims Resolution Process to handle insurance claims of Holocaust victims, survivors, and their heirs and beneficiaries.

Website: http://www.icheic.org

Nazi-Era Provenance Internet Portal

The Nazi-Era Provenance Internet Portal (NEPIP), created by the American Association of Museums (AAM), is a searchable registry of objects of collections in US museums. This portal is free of charge and is designed to aid people in their search for lost or stolen objects during the Nazi era (1933–1945) from continental Europe.

1575 Eye St. NW, Suite 400
Washington, D.C. 20005
United States of America
Telephone: +1-202-289-9139
Fax: +1-202-289-6578
Email: nepip@aam-us.org
Website: http://www.aam-us.org; http://www.nepip.org

The Simon Wiesenthal Center

Established in 1977, the Simon Wiesenthal Center closely interacts on an ongoing basis with a variety of public and private agencies, meeting with elected officials, the U.S. and foreign governments, diplomats, and heads of state.

1399 South Roxbury Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90035
United States of America
Email: information@wiesenthal.net
Website: http://www.wiesenthal.com

American Red Cross Holocaust and War Victims Tracing and Information Center

Central Maryland Red Cross is the headquarters for a tracing service for the victims of the Holocaust and World War II. The Holocaust and War Victims Tracing and Information Center (HWVTIC) acts as a national clearinghouse for inquiries made by people separated from family and friends during the Nazi reign of terror in eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. Volunteers and staff at the center coordinate with local Red Cross chapters throughout the country and with Red Cross societies throughout the world to help individuals looking for answers regarding the fate of lost loved ones and/or to obtain proof of internment necessary for reparations.

4800 Mount Hope Drive
Baltimore, MD 21215
United States of America
Telephone: +1-410-764-7000
Fax: +1-410-764-7664
Email: hwvtc@arc-cmc.org
Website: http://www.redcross-cmd.org

Claims Restitution Tribunal

In February 2001, the Claims Restitution Tribunal (CRT) published the names of the owners of approximately 21,000 accounts that probably or possibly belonged to victims of Nazi persecution. In January 2005, the CRT published approximately 2,700 additional names of account owners and approximately 400 additional names of power of attorney holders of accounts probably or possibly belonging to victims of Nazi persecution. At this point, these previously published lists of names of account owners and names of power of attorney holders no longer appear on the Internet.

The Art Loss Register

The Art Loss Register (ALR) is the world's largest private international database of lost and stolen art, antiques, and collectibles that provides recovery and search services to collectors, the art trade, insurers, and law enforcement through technology and a professionally trained staff of art historians. In 1998, the ALR made full-time staff and resources available for the task of compiling a database of 1933–1945 cultural spoliation claims, objects confiscated by Nazi looting agencies, the Soviet Trophy Brigades, or individual acts of looting by Allied troops. War-era claim forms can be obtained from the ALR website in German and English. The ALR database lists thousands of works of art that were looted from both private and museum collections, with Holocaust claims comprising the majority of the losses.

The Art Loss Register Inc / the Art Loss Register Ltd
First Floor, 63-66 Hatton Garden, London EC1N 8LE
New York
United States of America
Telephone: +1-44-20-7841 5780
Fax: +1-44-20-7841-5781
Email: chris.marinello@artloss.com
Website: http://www.artloss.comz

Austrian Bank Fund

The Austrian Bank Fund was created to benefit Holocaust survivors (or their heirs) who were persecuted by the Nazi regime between 1933 and 1946 because of their race, religion, ethnic origin, nationality, political belief, sexual orientation, or disability—and who were damaged directly or indirectly by Bank Austria or Creditanstalt, such as through lost, stolen, or confiscated assets. Although approved in January 2000, the US $40 million fund became fully effective only as of August 2001. The deadline for submitting claims was May 31, 2000.

Austrian Bank Holocaust Litigation Settlement
PO Box 852
New York, NY 10274-0852
United States of America
Tel: +1-646-519-8742
Email: abs@schlamstone.com
Website: http://www.claimscon.org

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Photographs: Gift of Ruth Mermelstein, Yaffa Eliach Collection donated by the Center for Holocaust Studies, Museum of Jewish Heritage, New York, U.S.A. Gift of Eric S. Morley, Museum of Jewish Heritage, New York, U.S.A. Gift of Ronnie Hamburger Burrows, Museum of Jewish Heritage, New York, U.S.A.