Dutch Railways to Compensate Holocaust Survivors and Heirs
Please be advised that Holocaust survivors may be eligible for compensation from Dutch Railways (Nederlandse Spoorwegen) under a new claims process administered by the Foundation for Individual Compensation for Victims of WWII Transport by Dutch Railways. This process was the result of a campaign waged by Mr. Salo Muller whose parents were transported by Dutch Railways to their death at Auschwitz.
To be eligible an individual must meet the following criteria:
- You were transported by Dutch Railways, on instructions of the occupier, from the Netherlands to concentration camps or extermination camps outside of the Netherlands; or
- You were transported by Dutch Railways, on instructions of the occupier, to Westerbork, Vught or Amerfoort, where the occupier intended to transport you to concentration camps or extermination camps outside of the Netherlands.
Eligible individuals, as described above, will receive a one-time payment of 15,000 EUR. Heirs may also be eligible, though payment amount varies.
This claims process will run from August 5, 2019 to August 5, 2020.
The Holocaust Claims Processing Office (HCPO) of the New York State Department of Financial services was established in 1997 to assist Holocaust victims worldwide, free of charge, with a myriad of restitution claims. The HCPO in no way disburses or handles funds intended for compensation.