|Resources for Children of Holocaust Survivors|
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Sergio R. Karas, Esq.
At Karas & Associates in Toronto
Law Office Of Diane Leigh Davison
Holocaust Survivors & Heirs Class Action Lawsuits. Diane Leigh Davison, Esq. in Baltimore, MD. Has information about filing a claim and completing an intake form for information about relatives with Swiss claims.
Ed Fagan, Esq., of Fagan and Associates in New York.
Fagan and Associates 26 Broadway, 21st Floor, NY, NY 10004 Fax: (212) 293-3800
Holocaust Claims Processing Office
The NY State Banking Department has established the Holocaust Claims Processing Office. This office was authorized by Governor George Pataki to assist Holocaust survivors and their heirs seeking to claim assets held by Swiss banks and European insurance companies. There are no costs or fees involved and even the phone call is toll free in the U.S. The services are NOT limited to NY residents. The staff is fluent in eight languages. Additional information about the office and claim forms can all be obtained at the HCPO website
Claims/Reparations Conference on Material Claims Against Germany or Austria (known as the "Claims Conference")
In the U.S.: Claims Conference 15 East 26 Street Room 906 New York, NY 10010 Tel: 646-536-9100 Fax: 212-685-5299 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
In Israel: Mr. Avraham Pressler c/o Claims Conference Dizengoff 302, Tel Aviv 63112 Tel. (972-3) 544-0195, Fax (972-3) 544-0196
In Germany: Mr. Karl Brozik Mr. Stephan J. Kramer (Asst) Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany Sophinstrasse 26, Frankfurt-am-Main 60487 Fax (0049) 69-970-70811
The International Commission on Holocaust Era Insurance Claims (ICHEIC)
Has published the names of 363,232 insurance policyholders from the Holocaust era, with the goal of enabling heirs of victims to search the list for policies held by their families.
Stolen art: The Art Database of the National Fund of the Republic of Austria
Hungarian Property - 'Gold Train' Database
Hagens Berman LLP, founded in 1993, which concentrates its practice in the class action and multi-plaintiff litigation offers this resource for Holocaust survivors from Hungary to find property allegedly stolen by the Nazis and later seized by U.S. forces. The Web site has pictures and descriptions of the personal effects seized by U.S. forces when they captured a Nazi train laden with stuff.
Mr. Eliyahu Spanic WJRO (World Jewish Restitution Organization) Radak 7, Jerusalem 92301 Tel. (972-2) 561-2497/8, Fax (972-2) 561-2496 Deal with claims of restitution of property in European countries
Polish Claims Processing Center
Helps displaced individuals and heirs recover cash and property from Poland.
Retrieval of Property in Poland Tel. 972-9-7713811 Fax. 972-9-7743495 Cel. 972-54-6478908
World Jewish Congress 501 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10022 Tel. (212) 755-5770, Fax (212) 755-5883
a list of pre-1945 dormant account holders
with assets in Swiss banks
a database of 29,000 Jewish names, holders of unclaimed Holocaust-era assets
Posted by Jewish genealogy publishing house, Avotaynu, Inc. The data comes from two sources: a list released by the Swiss government of unclaimed Swiss bank accounts, and a collection of files held by the Austrian State Archives in Vienna. You may have a legitimate claim even without a relative ever having had a Swiss bank account, including if you or your relative: provided slave labor by the Germans, were denied entry to Switzerland when seeking refuge, or were mistreated by Swiss authorities after entering, or had assets confiscated by the Germans. The site contains information on how to file claims. Any claims not filed by the OCTOBER 22, 1999 deadline will not be considered.
The Blue Card
Agency in the US that provides cash to needy Holocaust survivors and, when necessary, to their psychologically affected children. 1 West 34th Street New York, NY 10001 phone: (212) 239-2251, fax: (212) 594-6881 email: email@example.com
Sprint.net is hosting the anti-semitic jewwatch-site Please complain to Sprint.net at: firstname.lastname@example.org Some supporting letters are below:
AKTION KINDER DES HOLOCAUST is an international group of children of survivors of the holocaust and children of survivors of the resistance. We ask you kindly to remove the following URL from your server because of the anti-Semitic contents:
(Sprint's Acceptable Conduct Policy for Sprint IP Products and Services 6. Knowingly engage in any activities that will cause a denial-of-service (e.g., synchronized number sequence attacks) to any Sprint customers or end-users; or, ) http://www.jewwatch.com/index-backup.html http://www.jewwatch.com/index.html http://www.jewwatch.com/
Jewwatch is trying to make the reader believe that there is a Jewish conspiracy against the world, the Holocaust never happened and the Jewish communities all over the world are blackmailing the world with the "holocaust lye". Thank you for understanding.
Samuel Althof Philip Karger
Copy to: Swiss federal police, Bern
AKTION KINDER DES HOLOCAUST is supportet by: Auschwitz Komitee in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, SOS Racisme, VVN - Vereinigung der Verfolgten des Naziregimes - Bund der Antifaschistinnen und Antifaschisten Hamburg, Simon Wiesenthal, Ralph Giordano, PAX Christi Internationale Friedensbewegung - Deutsche Sektion, Gesellschaft für Christlich-Jüdische Zusammenarbeit E.V. in Hamburg sowie von verschiedenen privaten Personen unterstützt. ______________________________________ FEDERATION OF SWISS JEWISH COMMUNITIES Thomas Lyssy Vice-President
As a vice-president of the Federation of Swiss Jewish Communities, I am really disgusted by the above mentioned site. I am very concerned, that such a site, which is full of hate-speach, lies and distortion with the only reason to propagate hate against the jews is still accessable at your server. I expect you to stop serving that site at once.
FEDERATION OF SWISS JEWISH COMMUNITIES Thomas Lyssy Vice-President KLK Public Relations Hochstrasse 113 4018 Basel Tel. 061 338 92 00 Fax 061 338 92 10
Ursula Rhein Vice President, Jewish community Basel
when I visited the homepage of " jewwatch.com", which can be found on your server, I was thoroughly shocked by the contents. As a member of the jewish community from Basel, I am astonished that you publish a website wich is full of racism and wich publish the Holocost lie. I ask you kindly to remove the URL http://www.jewwatch.com/index.html from your server.
Thank you in advance and best regards.
Vice President, Jewish community Basel
Gian-Reto Plattner, Senator
Dear Madam, dear Sir,
I have just visited the homepage of " jewwatch.com", which can be found on your server, and I am thoroughly disgusted by the message it carries. As a Swiss Senator, who has been involved in the creation of the Swiss "anti-racism" law, I am fully convinced that both the " jewwatch.com"-homepage itself, and the fact that you keep it on your server in spite of having been informed about its illegal and racist contents, constitute flagrant and punishable violations of this law. Thus, I urgently ask you to stop providing your services to this netsite, both in the interest of society and your own.
Gian-Reto Plattner, Senator
Gian-Reto Plattner, Basler Staenderat (fon + fax +41 61 267 37 40)
Being a Jew, it is inacceptable in my eyes that you harbour the jewwatch-site which is full of hate-speach, lies and distortions which serve no other purpose than to progagate hate and disdain against and about Jews. I expect that you expell this incredibly disgusting site from your server at your earliest convenience.
With my best regards
Dr. Peter Liatowitsch
Attorney at Law and Notary Public POB 425, CH-4010 Basel, Switzerland Tel +41 61 272 14 55 Fax +41 61 272 38 07 ______________________________________
Prof. Ekkehard Stegemann
As a professor of theology at the University of Basel, Switzerland, I am fighting against any kind of racism and anti-Semitism. Therefore I am very concerned that you serve a website "jewwatch" full of the meanest and dirtiest anti-Semitism and racism. I ask your humane solidarity to stop serving this site at once.
Prof. Dr. Ekkehard Stegemann Dr. phil.
Dear Madam, Dear Sir
As a historian and writer with a strong focus on racism and anti-Semitism, I am appalled that your service makes jewwatch.com accessible to the public, thus promoting prejudice and hatred.
>> Jew Watch is a Not-For-Profit Library for private study, scholarship, or research. << This is what the mentioned website states, but even a perfunctory reading unmistakeably reveals that it is not about study, scholarship, or reseach as it alleges, but rather about justifying and perpetuating persecution of Jews. I don't know enough about the legal situation in the U.S. but I am pretty sure that even the freedom of speech guaranteed by the American constitution is not boundless, but rather sets clear limits to what's permissible and what is not. Also, I've been told that you have been made well aware of the contents of this website. The fact that you have not removed it or made it inaccessible makes me wonder whether you endorse the positions presented therein. I urge you to discontinue serving this website immediately. I would appreciate being notified when the site is removed.
Sincerely yours Dr. phil. Erica Burgauer
As a double-citizen of Switzerland and Eretz Israel it is inacceptable in my eyes that you harbour the jewwatch-site which is full of hate-speach, lies and distortions which serve no other purpose than to progagate hate and disdain against and about Jews. In my occupation as a lawyer and concerned since many years with the different aspects of civil & human rigths, I am fighting against any kind of racism and anti-Semitism. Therefore I am very much concerned that you serve a website "jewwatch" full of the meanest and dirtiest anti-Semitism and racism. I ask your humane solidarity to stop serving this site at once. I expect that you expell this incredibly disgusting site from your server at your earliest convenience. With my best regards
c/o Swiss Federal Office for Refugees Office Berne-Wabern No. 2043/O Tel. ++31/325 91 70 Fax ++31/325 92 33
South Palm Beach County
5.4% of households contain a Holocaust survivor. 4.0% contain the child of a survivor. 6.6% contain either a survivor or the child of a survivor. 4.4% of persons are survivors and 2.9% of persons are the children of survivors. Thus, there are 5,100 survivors and 2,300 children of survivors in South Palm Beach County.
As many as a million Israelis have at least one survivor parent