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New Compensation Deal for Holocaust Survivors

Postby Jazz » 8 years 2 days ago (Wed Dec 07, 2011 8:12 am)

New Compensation Deal for Holocaust Survivors
December 7, 2011 Agencies

More than 16,000 Holocaust survivors who have been denied German compensation pensions will now be eligible to receive them as a result of Claims Conference negotiations with the German government. The agreement will result in at least €485 million (approximately $650 million) in additional Claims Conference payments over the next decade.

Prior to the negotiations, certain survivors were only eligible for pensions from the Claims Conference Article 2 Fund and the Central and Eastern European Fund (CEEF) if they had been in a ghetto, in hiding, or living under false identity for at least 18 months during the Nazi era. This minimum time period of persecution was part of the eligibility criteria established by the German government, and which the Claims Conference for years has been working to change.

As of January 1, 2012, the minimum time period for having lived under any of these conditions will be reduced to 12 months. The Claims Conference estimates that this change will make an additional 8,000 survivors eligible for pensions, who are estimated to receive a total of about €290 ($406) million over the next 10 years.

The Article 2 Fund makes monthly payments of €300 and the CEEF makes monthly payments of €260 to certain Holocaust survivors who meet all eligibility criteria, which encompass factors other than persecution history:

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Article 2 Fund Eligibility Criteria and CEEF Eligibility Criteria on the Claims Conference Website.

Further, as of January 1, 2012, those survivors age 75 and over who were in a ghetto for less than 12 months but a minimum of three months will be entitled to a special monthly pension of €240 if they live in the West or €200 if they live in the countries of the former Soviet bloc, if they meet the other eligibility criteria of the programs. This change should result in new payments for about 4,500 survivors in 2012, with a total of approximately €130 million to be paid over the next decade. Further, an additional 3,500 survivors will become eligible as they reach age 75 over the coming years, who the Claims Conference estimates will be paid a total of €65 million over the next decade. This liberalization will drastically change the compensation programs, especially for those who endured the Budapest Ghetto.

Historical photos of the Budapest Ghetto can be viewed at http://www.claimscon.org/budapestghetto.

These liberalizations will largely affect child survivors, whose special plight has been a primary focus of recent discussions between the Claims Conference and the German Ministry of Finance. The Claims Conference and the German government have agreed to establish a working group to review the special plight of child survivors, defined as those born in 1928 or later.

Together, the Article 2 Fund and CEEF have paid approximately $3.5 billion to more than 109,000 Holocaust survivors since 1995. Both programs were created as a result of intensive Claims Conference negotiations with the German government.

The Claims Conference meets regularly with German government officials to negotiate changes to these and other programs so that additional Holocaust victims may receive compensation payments. Negotiations focus on expanding the criteria for compensation programs, so that the experiences of more Holocaust victims are recognized, and on increasing payment amounts.

The Claims Conference will continue to press other issues of concern in future negotiations with the German government.

The information here does not constitute a full and comprehensive description of the criteria of the Article 2 Fund or CEEF or of any amendments to this program. Eligibility criteria for Article 2 and CEEF payments are determined by the German government.

Sydney-based Robert Goot, a former president of The Executive Council of Australian Jewry, is a director of the Claims Conference. He told J-Wire: “This is a truly remarkable and historic result brought about following extensive negotiations by claims conference representatives”

http://www.jwire.com.au/news/new-compen ... vors/20974

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Re: New Compensation Deal for Holocaust Survivors

Postby Mkk » 8 years 1 day ago (Wed Dec 07, 2011 11:18 am)

Not that I'm saying Jews didn't go through persecution, but where is the money for the millions who lived under the brutal allied occupation of Germany? Where is the money for the millions of Germans, Frenchmen, and others, who's houses were destroyed in civilian bombing? Where is the money for the millions of Germans evicted from the eastern areas of what became Poland? Or the Germans persecuted before and during the war in Poland, Czechslovakia etc? What about those imprisoned unlawfully in England under regulation 1b? And don't even get me started on the Soviet Union, especially the Ukraine. The list goes on.

As for the question of whether I think the Jews should receive compensation: Yes, to a degree. However, many Jews are now living a wealthy lifestyle and don't need the money. It could go to a better cause, basically. Secondly, anyone can claim they were living under those measures, but ofcourse there will be people lining up claim the benefits whether they have proof for their persecution or not. Not that it's all lies, but knowing the current attitude to survivors, in my opinion a claimee should provide proof they lived under this if they don't already.
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Re: New Compensation Deal for Holocaust Survivors

Postby Hannover » 8 years 1 day ago (Wed Dec 07, 2011 2:15 pm)

from the article:
The Claims Conference meets regularly with German government officials to negotiate changes to these and other programs so that additional Holocaust victims may receive compensation payments. Negotiations focus on expanding the criteria for compensation programs, so that the experiences of more Holocaust victims are recognized, and on increasing payment amounts.

IOW, they meet regularly to dream up more excuses and bogus rationalization for cash, and that's what this is about, cash, and 'fee's for those who middle-man the scam. Of course, there is no end to the ever "expanding the criteria for compensation". The entire matter is disgusting. Some people have no pride, they go around with their tin cup demanding money for what at most occurred to all peoples in the various theatres of war during WWII. It's already established that the 'gas chambers' claims are laughable & impossible, the 6M Jews & 5-6M 'others' are baseless, and the claimed mass graves do not exist.

The notice the typical bogus 'photos here: http://www.claimscon.org/budapestghetto ,ex.:
Image
caption: "Arrow Cross Party members execute Jews along the banks of the Danube River. Budapest, Hungary, 1944."

No proof of anything in the caption as usual for these photos, we've seen this demonstrated over & over. These people could have been executed common criminals, or victims of the communists, there's no proof that they're Jews, perhaps the 'shooter' was pasted in ... a favorite tactic of the communists, and notice that you cannot blow-up the image for more clarity. Hmm.
And why would such photos have been allowed for 'war crimes' in the first place? The 'holocaust' claims make no sense regardless of how you look at them.

Then, here again we have thousands of 'survivors' of a storyline which says the Germans tried to kill as many Jews as they could get their hands on.

And come to think of it, why aren't the Hungarians paying for this 'compensation', the Arrow Cross Party was Hungarian.

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Re: New Compensation Deal for Holocaust Survivors

Postby Mkk » 8 years 22 hours ago (Thu Dec 08, 2011 10:29 am)

IOW, they meet regularly to dream up more excuses and bogus rationalization for cash, and that's what this is about, cash, and 'fee's for those who middle-man the scam. Of course, there is no end to the ever "expanding the criteria for compensation". The entire matter is disgusting. Some people have no pride, they go around with their tin cup demanding money for what at most occurred to all peoples in the various theatres of war during WWII. It's already established that the 'gas chambers' claims are laughable & impossible, the 6M Jews & 5-6M 'others' are baseless, and the claimed mass graves do not exist.

The highlighted is completely correct. The Jews in the concentration camps got a roof over their heads, hygienic facilities, a whole bunch of recreational activities (theatre, brothel, swimming pool, the list goes on...). I'm not saying their lives were great, but please, put things in perspective. Certainly, the Jews were persecuted, but in my opinion it should also be pointed out that a lot of time and money was spent I pointed out a few groups who are more deserving of this money in my first post. Or, as I said, how about giving the money to people who are suffering today?
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Re: New Compensation Deal for Holocaust Survivors

Postby Petschau » 7 years 11 months ago (Mon Dec 12, 2011 9:21 am)

Mkk wrote:Not that I'm saying Jews didn't go through persecution, but where is the money for the millions who lived under the brutal allied occupation of Germany? Where is the money for the millions of Germans, Frenchmen, and others, who's houses were destroyed in civilian bombing? Where is the money for the millions of Germans evicted from the eastern areas of what became Poland? Or the Germans persecuted before and during the war in Poland, Czechslovakia etc? What about those imprisoned unlawfully in England under regulation 1b? And don't even get me started on the Soviet Union, especially the Ukraine. The list goes on.

As for the question of whether I think the Jews should receive compensation: Yes, to a degree. However, many Jews are now living a wealthy lifestyle and don't need the money. It could go to a better cause, basically. Secondly, anyone can claim they were living under those measures, but ofcourse there will be people lining up claim the benefits whether they have proof for their persecution or not. Not that it's all lies, but knowing the current attitude to survivors, in my opinion a claimee should provide proof they lived under this if they don't already.


Germany, like America is controlled by Zionists.
I doubt that the actual German people are behind this, just as in America the average American citizen couldn't give a rat's ass about Israel.
The casual observer, on the other hand, sees this as more German penance.
Germans will never see a penny for their losses, since it would take a vote by their Zio-leaders, and as long as Israel can bleed them for millions, true Germans will never even see a pfennig.


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