Ex-officials of German-jewish Communities to Present Claims

Former officials of Jewish communities and institutions in Germany who have suffered losses through Nazi persecution were advised today by the Conference of Jewish Material Claims Against Germany how to file applications for their claims. A statement issued by the Conference said:

“The agreement of September 10, 1952, concluded between the German Federal Republic and the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany provides among others that indemnification should be paid to officials and employees of former Jewish communities or public institutions who had suffered losses through Nazi persecution.

“In order to make pension payments available to these people with the greatest possible speed, a fund has in the meantime been established with the Federal Ministry of the Interior out of which payments should be made on the basis of certain rules.

“The respective applications should be submitted in triplicate to the “Bundesstelle fuer Entschaedigung Juedischer Gemeindebediensteter” in Koeln-Deutz, Deutz-kalkerstrasse 30. Application forms as well as the aforementioned general rules and instruction sheets are available at the above mentioned office, at the Zentralrat der Juden in Deutschland, Duesseldorf, Fischerstrasse 49, at the “Berafungsausschuss der Claims Conference,” Bonn, Sternstrasse 63, and at the United Restitution Office, which maintains branches in numerous cities here and abroad. The procedure has been simplified, so that the forms can be filled out without difficulty.”

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