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"Restitution in Austria today"

"Restitution in Austria today"

AJR members particpated at an event at the residence of the Austrian Ambassador on Monday 4 April where a panel of speakers addressed an audience on the subject of "Restitution in Austria today". …read more

Closing payments from the General Settlement Fund

In July the General Settlement Fund for Victims of National Socialism (GSF) commenced the disbursement of the closing payments from the Fund along the lines of the final quotas agreed by the Fund’s Board of Trustees. The GSF was established as part of the Washington Agreement signed in January 2001. …read more

Austrian Remembrance Grant

To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Anschluss the Austrian government has announced it will make a one-time €1,000 (approximately £800) Remembrance Grant to certain Austrian Holocaust victims. …read more

Kinder pensions

After a long campaign spearheaded by former KT Chairman, Hermann Hirschberger, certain Kindertransport refugees who fled to Britain, and whose parents were of German nationality, may be entitled to an increase in their German retirement pensions following a change in British pension law announced by the Minister for Pensions Reform, Mike O’Brien QC MP. …read more

Compensation for Jewish victims of the Nazi siege of Leningrad

In an historic breakthrough, the Claims Conference has negotiated one-time payments from Germany for certain Jewish victims of the Nazi siege of Leningrad. …read more

Ghetto Fund

In response to the problems processing applications for a ghetto pension (known in German by the acronym ZRBG), the German government has introduced a Humanitarian Fund in acknowledgment of "Ghetto Work without Force". …read more

Belgium compensation – a clarification

Reports at the beginning of March appeared to suggest that the Belgium government was introducing a new fund to pay compensation to Holocaust survivors who were persecuted or lost assets. …read more

Poland to enact restitution legislation

According to media reports, the government of Poland is committing itself to introducing property restitution legislation by the end of 2008. Although reports refer to property restitution, it is thought that the bill would provide compensation of 20 percent of a property’s value to former owners, both Jewish and non-Jewish. The law would apply to properties seized during the Second World War. …read more