The mission of the Claims Conference over its 50-year history has always been to secure what we consider a small measure of justice for Jewish victims of Nazi persecution. We have pursued this goal through a combination of negotiations, disbursing funds to individuals and organizations, and seeking the return of Jewish property lost during the Holocaust.
The Claims Conference works towards the following goals:
- To gain indemnification for injuries inflicted upon individual Jewish victims of Nazi persecution and restitution for Jewish-owned properties confiscated or destroyed by the Nazis.
- To obtain funds for the relief, rehabilitation and resettlement of Jewish victims of Nazi persecution, and to aid in rebuilding Jewish communities and institutions devastated by the Nazis.
- To administer individual compensation programs through which more than 300,000 Shoah survivors have benefited.
- To recover unclaimed Jewish property and allocate the proceeds from their sale to institutions that provide social services to elderly, needy Nazi victims and that engage in Holocaust research, education, and documentation.