Holocaust Survivors of the Kindertransport Eligible to Receive Compensation
Holocaust survivors may be eligible for compensation from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany under a new agreement between the German Government and the Claims Conference. The agreement was reached on the 80th anniversary of the Kindertransport
Please be advised that Holocaust survivors may be eligible for compensation from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (“Claims Conference”) under a new agreement between the German Government and the Claims Conference. The agreement was reached on the 80th anniversary of the Kindertransport, to provide compensation payments for survivors of the Kindertransport.
To be eligible an individual must meet the following criteria at the time of transport:
- You were under 21 years of age, unaccompanied by your parents and took part in a transport that was not organized by the German government in order to escape potentially threatening persecution by German forces;
- You were transported from somewhere within the German Reich or from territories that had been annexed or occupied at the time; and
- The transport took place between November 9, 1938 and September 1, 1939 or was approved by the German authorities after November 9, 1938 but before September 1, 1939.
Eligible claimants will receive a one-time payment of €2,500 from the Claims Conference.
Applications must be submitted by survivors, not heirs. However, if an eligible survivor passes away after an application form is received and registered by the Claims Conference, the surviving spouse is entitled to payment. If there is no surviving spouse, the children of the eligible survivor are entitled to the payment.
Claim forms can be found at http://www.claimscon.org/what-we-do/compensation/background/kindertransport-fund/ and can be submitted to one of the following addresses:
For permanent residents of Germany:
60487 FRANKFURT AM MAIN
For permanent residents of Israel:
P.O. BOX 20064
6129201 TEL AVIV
For permanent residents of the rest of the world:
P.O. BOX 1215
NEW YORK, NY 10113
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
The New York State Department of Financial services Holocaust Claims Processing Office (HCPO) 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.