The U.S. Department of State is pleased to provide additional payments to individuals with approved claims in connection with the Holocaust Deportation Claims Program, established in connection with the 2014 U.S.-France Agreement on Compensation for Certain Victims of Holocaust-Related Deportation from France Who Are Not Covered by French Programs [1 MB]. While no payment can provide complete justice for all those touched by deportation from France, we hope that the further payments will provide some additional relief for persons affected by one of history’s darkest eras.

Within the next few days, all individuals whose claims were previously approved will receive a letter from the Department, notifying them that they will be receiving an additional payment of 97% of their prior approved claim amount. This amount is based on the funds remaining for approved claims. The letter will also provide instructions for receiving the additional payment, including a copy of the form that will need to be completed for payment. Payment will be made as soon as possible following receipt of the completed form.

Questions may be directed to us through email at, by phone at 202-776-8385, or through mail at the address below:

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

U.S. Department of State

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