Since 2002, the Foundation for the Memory of the Shoah has awarded over two million euros to the Emergency Fund for Holocaust Survivors. The fund comes to the occasional aid of needy survivors to help them meet exceptional expenses.
Aid to individuals
The Casip-Cojasor Foundation reviews requests from increasingly dependent Holocaust survivors to receive care or various forms of aid at home. This financial assistance comes from a specific fund awarded by the Claims Conference and the Foundation for the Memory of the Shoah.
Created in 2012, 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. Eligible survivors should apply to receive € 2,500 one-time payment.
Various services offer survivors guidance and help them claim the benefits to which they are entitled. It is advisable to contact the Claims Conference representative in France or a local Jewish social service agency to help you fill out the form.
US Department of State announces that it has begun making payments under the Holocaust Deportation Claims Program, established pursuant to the U.S.-France Agreement on Compensation for Holocaust-Related Deportation from France.