Benefits offered for Holocaust survivors from Poland

The World Jewish Restitution Organization (WJRO) is working to inform Holocaust victims from Poland that they may be eligible to receive monthly payments of about $130 from the Polish government. A recent law enables eligible war veterans or victims of oppression to receive the payments outside of Poland.

Eligibility is determined by Poland’s Office for War Veterans and Victims of Oppression. Those eligible must be a Polish citizen as of September 1, 1939 and someone who:

• Was detained by the Nazis in ghettos, prisons, concentration camps, extermination camps, or similar places of detention

• Was forcibly deported to the Soviet Union;

• Served of the Allied militaries, or in the Polish underground during the Second World War; or

• Otherwise is considered a veteran or victim of oppression.

Contact the Office for War Veterans and Victims of Oppression at [email protected] or contact Ken Schwartz at Jewish Family & Children’s Service at 314-812-9320 for more information.

For information about the program and links to the application, visit