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August 18, 2004
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Russian Jews hope to have their own representative on the board of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany by next year. The group’s board, which includes representatives of the largest Diaspora communities, never included any members from Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union even though these regions are the largest recipients of funds channeled to Holocaust survivors through the Claims Conference, Russian Jewish Congress President Yevgeny Satanovsky said Tuesday. The congress’ board, which is meeting this week, authorized leaders to negotiate with the Claims Conference on the issue.

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