Claims Conference Negotiations with German Government Results in Pensions for 6500 Holocaust Survivors #germany #holocaust

Jan Meisels Allen



Approximately 6,500 Jewish Holocaust Survivors from the Leningrad siege, those hiding In France and persecuted In Romania to receive pensions for the first time and those who survived persecution in Romania, who are not currently receiving Shoah related pensions. Payments will be €375 ($443) per month if they satisfy one of the following types of region-specific severe persecution during the Nazi period:


  • Were at least three months in the Siege of Leningrad; OR
  • Lived between April1, 1941 and August 31, 1944 at least three months under Axis occupation within the borders of Romania on April 1, 1941; OR
  • Lived at least three months in France in hiding, including with access to the outside world. For example, those living in southern France, were able to be out during the day and hid at night when deportations took place.


Child Survivor Fund payments, a symbolic one-time payment of €2,500 ($2,930), will also be paid to those who meet the persecution criteria and were born 1928 or later.


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Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee