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St. Louis Jewish Light

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St. Louis Jewish Light

Claims Conference chief Greg Schneider visiting a Nazi victim at her home in Moldova.

Can Greg Schneider steer the Claims Conference past a $57m fraud?

By Uriel Heilman, JTA July 9, 2012

BEYOND FRAUD: A JTA SPECIAL REPORT PART I: FROM FARM TO (NEGOTIATING) TABLE NEW YORK (JTA) — The first sign that something was amiss at the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany happened to fall on an auspicious date on the Jewish calendar:...

Journalists apologize to Claims Conference

JTA March 19, 2012

JERUSALEM -- Two Israeli journalists apologized to the Claims Conference over a film they made about the organization as part of the settlement of a libel lawsuit. Orly Vilnai and Guy Meroz, and their Shamayim Productions Ltd. company, issued the written...

Holocaust Museum seeks local Holocaust victims entitled to ‘Claims Conference’ funds

August 17, 2011

The St. Louis Holocaust Museum and Learning Center is putting out the word that new funds are available for those who survived or fled the Holocaust.  The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference) (www.claimscon.org) announced...

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla., second from left), and Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla., third from left) at a meeting in Broward County, Fla. to discuss federal social services programs with Holocaust survivors in April.

Shoah insurance bill reignites controversy

Ron Kampeas June 22, 2011

WASHINGTON — It’s becoming a D.C. perennial: Every two years, a new Congress is ushered in and lawmakers from Florida herald a bill that once and for all will bring insurance companies to account for swindling Holocaust survivors.And every two years,...

Israel taking Holocaust restitution into its own hands

By Uriel Heilman, JTA May 2, 2011

NEW YORK — The Israeli government is firing a new salvo in the turf war over Holocaust restitution. Following years of complaints by survivors about opacity and unjust allocation decisions by the Claims Conference, and after two decades of what critics...

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