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dinsdag 6 jan 2015

Claims Conference: "Het Fonds voor de Overlevende Kinderen" is gelanceerd

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Child Survivors from the Holocaust [claimscon.org]Overlevenden die in aanmerking komen kunnen een aanvraag indienen voor een éénmalige betaling van 2.500 Euro. De documenten worden verstuurd door het Claims Conference naar zo’n 75.000 overlevenden wereldwijd en zullen rond 15 januari 2015 per post toekomen.

"Child Survivor Fund Launched"
Eligible Survivors Should Apply to Receive 2,500 Euro One-Time Payment

"Jewish children were in constant fear of death during the Holocaust. As you can imagine, this distress and the horrors of the Shoah have permeated so many aspects of their lives," said Ambassador Stuart Eizenstat, Claims Conference Special Negotiator. Photo: Memorial de la Shoah, Paris

Applications have been mailed to approximately 70,000 survivors around the world who the Claims Conference believes may be eligible for its new Child Survivor Fund. The Claims Conference gathered information about these survivors from other compensation programs.

The fund will issue one-time payments of €2,500 (approximately $3,125) to eligible individuals who survived the Shoah as children. ...

This fund is open to Jewish Nazi victims who were persecuted as Jews and were born January 1, 1928 or later AND who suffered one of the following types of persecution:

(I) Were in a concentration camp; or

(II) Were in a ghetto (or similar place of incarceration in accordance with the German Slave Labor Program); or

(III) Were in hiding or living under false identity for a period of at least 6 months in Nazi-occupied or Axis countries; or

(IV) Were a fetus during time that their mother suffered persecution as described above.

The fund is intended to acknowledge the suffering of Holocaust survivors who endured unimaginable trauma in their childhoods, encompassing a range of experiences that included separation from parents, living in hiding with the terror of being caught, privation and abuse in ghettos and even the horrors of concentration camps, where very few children survived.

The Claims Conference believes that approximately 70,000 to 75,000 survivors around the world will be eligible for the payment.

Individuals who did not receive an application form in the mail but wish to apply to the Child Survivor Fund may obtain application forms beginning January 15, 2015 from our website or by contacting the Claims Conference on that date.

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 child(ren) of the eligible child survivor is entitled to the payment.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Child Survivor Fund

Bijkomene info / Additional info @ Forum der Joodse Organisaties : Tel +32 3 2315848 - Email fjo@fjo.be

Bron:  Claims Conference - foto: Child Survivors from the Holocaust [claimscon.org]

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