Extracts from the Oct 2003 Journal

Butchers, beauties and bigots (editorial)

Breaking into a Mail preserve

End of an era at Eleanor Rathbone House

East German property list to be published

Jews as muse

Claims Conference - benefactor or villain?

Central Office for Holocaust Claims

Hungarian compensation claims - a clarification
Two of the most recent pieces of legislation in Hungary, laws adopted in 1992 and 1997, have provided some compensation for Holocaust victims. The 1992 law (to cover the enforced wearing of a yellow star and confinement in a ghetto or concentration camp) provided $50 worth of local vouchers to survivors that had to be spent in Hungary. The deadline for the 1997 legislation 'Compensation for Loss of Life by Political Persecution' was limited to survivors who had already applied for and received their first payments. Applications had to be submitted between 7 June and 7 October 1997. [more...]