Holocaust era insurance policies #austria-czech

Tomer Brunner
 

some years ago the "Generali Fund" was established, in order to compensate
heirs of people who were insured by "Generali" company and perished in the
Holocaust.

People who think that their relatives had insurance policy, issued by
"Generali", can contact the fund *** directly *** (without the help of lawyers,
etc..) and *** with with no cost at all ***.

"Generali Fund" do not publish a list of policy holders, but there is a site
which allows searching for policy holders of "Generali" and other companies.
The site is at www.pheip.org/search.asp

* I suggest that you enter only the surname and go through the all list of
results.
* Enter different spellings of your surnames.

If a person had insurance at "Generali" - it would *probably* be indicated
on this site. (it seems that other companies are not specified, eventhough
the names of insured people are found on the site).

If you find a relative with "Generali" insurance policy (or if not and you
just want to be sure...) I strongly suggest that you contact "Generali Fund"
office and ask for claim forms. I know only the address of the office in
Jerusalem:

1 Shazar st.
P.O.B 36311
Jerusalem 91360
ISRAEL

(if you are not located in Israel you might want to search for a local
office, if exists...)

If indeed they find a policy of your relatives then, besides the possible
payment that the heirs might get, you can also get some genealogical
details like:
Date and place of birth and occupation of the policy holder and name of
spouse.

As far as I know, the last date for submitting claims is January 2007, so
now is the time to do it!

Good luck!

Tomer Brunner, Israel

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