Stuart Eizenstat has joined the Claims Conference as an unpaid negotiator. Eizenstat, a Clinton administration deputy Treasury secretary, led successful reparations negotiations in the 1990s, chief among them the Swiss Banks settlement.
“Mr. Eizenstat’s accomplishments on behalf of Jewish victims of Nazism are unparalleled,” said a statement from the Claims Conference, the umbrella body for groups seeking reparations. “His involvement in numerous negotiations has led to billions of dollars in payments, but more importantly has set right the historical record concerning the involvement of European governments and industry in the Shoah.”