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Considering future, Claims Conference weighs shutting down vs. Holocaust education

25 Sivan 5774 – June 22, 2014
Organization responsible for distributing German reparations for Holocaust crimes facing decisions as Holocaust generation dies out

A Call to Action: Shut Down the Claims Conference

26 Av 5773 – August 1, 2013
After helping themselves to large salaries and allowing fraud to persist under their noses for over a decade, the Claims Conference is too broke to serve the survivors.

Sharansky, Lauder Call for Claims Conference Reform

4 Av 5773 – July 10, 2013
Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky and World Jewish Congress President Ronald Lauder called on the Claims Conference to be reviewed by outside agencies in...

Bitter Dispute over Claims Conference Fraud Report

2 Av 5773 – July 8, 2013
There’s no peace for the Claims Conference. It is not enough it was caught with defrauding Holocaust funds of $57 million. Two members of the panel that investigated the Conference quit over its report.

Germany Pledges $800 Million for Holocaust Survivors Home Care

20 Sivan 5773 – May 28, 2013
Germany officials recently met in Israel for the first time to negotiate aid for Holocaust survivors, whom they visited in their homes and at soup kitchens. Now it announces $800 million more aid.

Top Claims Conference Officials Botched Probe of 2001 Fraud

13 Sivan 5773 – May 22, 2013
“A majority of the claims made by the person who wrote the anonymous letter were refuted by Mr. Domnitser,” the report said.

Claims Conference Looking to Quell Media Storm on 2001 Letter

11 Sivan 5773 – May 20, 2013
An anonymous letter sent to the Claims Conference’s Frankfurt office in 2001 identified five cases where restitution was approved for ineligible claimants.

Ringleader Found Guilty in $57M Fraud at Claims Conference

29 Iyyar 5773 – May 9, 2013
Semen Domnister, the former Claims Conference employee who was charged with leading a $57 million fraud scheme at the Holocaust restitution organization, was found...

Claims Conference Employee Admits to Stealing $550K from Survivors, $57 Mil. Missing

17 Sivan 5772 – June 7, 2012
Zlata Blavatnik, 65, was part of a ring of 31 individuals, including Claims Conference former employees, who, over 10 years, allegedly stole $57 million in German reparation funds intended for Nazi Holocaust victims. Blavatnik is cooperating with the FBI investigation.

The Third Oldest Profession

10 Kislev 5771 – November 17, 2010
e Jewish world was rocked last week by still another scandal, one so twisted and nefarious that it simply defies belief.

Claims Conference Will Not Be Deterred

25 Av 5770 – August 4, 2010
The Claims Conference (as reported in last week's Jewish Press) discovered a fraud perpetrated against the organization. In a sophisticated criminal scheme, falsified and phony documents were submitted to programs that make payments to Jewish victims of Nazism. These programs, funded by the German government, have been targeted by persons seeking to extract payments to which they were not entitled.

Claims Conference Faces Questions Over $7 Million Fraud

17 Av 5770 – July 28, 2010
After discovering $7 million in fraudulent payments, the Claims Conference is facing questions about whether it will recover the money and how extensive the fraud actually was.

Claims Conference Faces Questions Over $7 Million Fraud

After discovering $7 million in fraudulent payments, the Claims Conference is facing questions about whether it will recover the money and how extensive the fraud actually was.

Letters To The Editor

24 Nisan 5767 – April 12, 2007
Don't Give Up Golan   I hope Joseph Farah's article on the Golan ("Whose Golan Heights?" op-ed, March 30) is widely read. The myth of...

Swidin Jewish Cemetery Vandalized Again

24 Adar 5767 – March 14, 2007
Half of the 20 tombstones in the Jewish cemetery of Swidin were broken March 1, according to Albert Stankowski of the Foundation for the Preservation of Jewish Heritage in Warsaw. "This was done during the same time as the Claims Conference was visiting in Poland, and I have no doubt that the act against the cemetery was related," he said. Stankowksi was referring to a Claims Conference meeting last week with the government about compensation for Jewish property stolen by the Nazis and Communists.

Private Restitution Proposal Possible

4 Sivan 5766 – May 31, 2006
The issue of restitution for private property owned by Jews in Poland has long been a sore spot for many Jews of Polish origin.

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