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Commencement of Holocaust Deportation Claims Program Under U.S.-France Agreement

Effective November 2, 2015, the Department of State will accept claims applications for consideration under the U.S.-France Agreement on Compensation for Certain Victims of Holocaust-Related Deportation from France Who Are Not Covered by French Programs.

Those seeking to apply must submit the application linked below by May 31, 2016.

Completed applications may be submitted as follows:



Office of the Legal Adviser
International Claims and Investment Disputes
Suite 203, South Building
2430 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037-2800



Please refer all questions to the Office of the Legal Adviser. You may send any questions by email to or by telephone to 202-776-8385.


Please note: Information about individuals who were deported from France during the Holocaust is available in the archives of the Mémorial de la Shoah, However, information about such individuals is not available on the archives of Société Nationale des Chemins de fer Français (SNCF).


Individuals who may be covered under the French pension program or orphans program should use the link below to locate further information and the appropriate application procedures.


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