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:
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 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).
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.