Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany Collection
Scope and Content Note
This collection contains records of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany. The bulk of the collection consists of confidential summaries of applications and communications from applicant organizations for the years 1959-1960 and 1962-1963. These applications fell into two categories, either for relief and rehabilitation or for cultural and educational reconstruction. Other materials include reports, agendas, memoranda, and communications of the Executive Committee, and copies documents from the founding of the Claims Conference.
- Majority of material found within 1959-1963
- Elkan, Frederick (Person)
- Kagan, Saul, 1922-2013 (Person)
Language of Materials
The collection is in English.
This collection is open to researchers.
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The Conference on Jewish Material Claims against Germany (alternatively the Claims Conference) was founded in 1951 by representatives of twenty-three national and international Jewish organizations to advocate for the satisfaction of Jewish claims against Germany. On September 10, 1952, an agreement was signed by the Claims Conference, the West German government, and the State of Israel that initiated the development of laws concerning indemnification and restitution claims and providing the Claims Conference with DM 450 million for relief, rehabilitation, and reconstruction efforts. Since this agreement, the Claims Conference has worked to obtain and distribute funds for relief and rehabilitation of Jewish victims of Nazi persecution as well as for the reconstruction of Jewish educational and cultural programs and institutions.
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This collection contains records of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany. The bulk of the collection consists of confidential summaries of applications and communications from applicant organizations. Other materials include reports, agendas, memoranda, and communications of the Executive Committee, as well as documents from the founding of the Claims Conference.
Materials were separated by document type and arranged chronologically.
The collection was digitized and made available in its entirety.
Materials were rehoused into acid-free archival folders. Papers were removed from binders. Duplicates were removed.
- Guide to the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany Collection 1957-2001 (bulk 1959-1963) AR 65
- Processed by Leanora Lange
- © 2013
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Description is in English.
- Described, encoded, and digitized as part of the CJH Holocaust Resource Initiative, made possible by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims against Germany.
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