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

Effective September 15, 2016, the Department of State will accept second round submissions of 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. Program requirements will remain the same, and payments for eligible second-round claims will be made out of the funds remaining after all eligible first-round claims have been paid.

Those seeking to apply must submit the application linked below by January 20, 2017.

Completed applications may be submitted as follows:

ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS:

DeportationClaims@state.gov

BY MAIL:

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

BY FAX:

202-776-8389

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

Please note that when submitting foreign documents along with your application, you must provide a translation into English. The translation need not be certified, with the exception of official court documents, which must be accompanied by a certified translation.

CLAIMS APPLICATION MATERIALS:
 

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

FRENCH PROGRAMS:

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.

http://holocaust-compensation-france.memorialdelashoah.org/en/index_engl.html