Explosive new Claims Conference scandals revealed

July 1, 2015 by  
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It is now almost a decade since I began urging for drastic reform and change of leadership in the wake of successive scandals relating to the mismanagement of the Claims Conference, the organization entrusted to pursue justice on behalf of the Jewish people for Holocaust victims and survivors…writes Isi Leibler. Read more

Claims Conference leaders continue obfuscating the truth…writes Isi Leibler

April 28, 2015 by  
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Once again, as we commemorated the victims of the Holocaust, what was highlighted was the grinding poverty of elderly survivors unable to live out their few remaining years with a semblance of dignity. Read more

Claims Conference visits Jewish Care

December 18, 2014 by  
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Senior Policy Analyst for the Claims Conference in New York, Dr Madeleine Tress has visited Melbourne meeting with Holocaust survivors and key community members. Read more

Aid for Holocaust survivors doubled for 2015

December 15, 2014 by  
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Elderly Jewish Holocaust victims in Australia, the last of their generation to have endured the horrors of the Nazi genocide, will receive significantly more aid in 2015, announced Julius Berman, President of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference). Read more

Claims conference plans for the future

July 21, 2014 by  
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After extensive discussion among more than 60 representatives from its member organizations at the annual meeting of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference), the Board of Directors voted on the long-term future direction of the organization that has, for over the past six decades, advocated on behalf of Jewish Holocaust victims and their heirs. Read more

More help for Holocaust survivors

February 16, 2014 by  
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Changes to Claims Conference eligibility guidelines will allow Sydney’s JewishCare to substantially increase the number of home support packages that enables Survivors to remain living in their own homes. Read more

Claims Conference: Has it No Shame? …asks Isi Leibler

July 17, 2013 by  
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For more than a decade, there have been passionate pleas for the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, the organization responsible since its inception for the distribution of over $70 billion of restitution payments, to review its management, governance and oversight procedures and prioritize the distribution of discretionary funds so that aged Holocaust survivors desperately in need of assistance could live out their remaining years with a modicum of dignity. Read more

Seeking Child Survivors

July 9, 2013 by  
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There are officially less than 500 child survivors of the Holocaust registered with in Australia…but the Claims Conference has announced that financial compensation may soon become available through the Government of Germany and needs to make widespread contact with those eligible to claim. Read more

Will the Claims Conference Board Act Before it is Too Late?…asks Isi Leibler

July 2, 2013 by  
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On July 8, the Conference on Jewish Material Claims against Germany (the Claims Conference), the wealthiest Jewish organization in the world, will hold its annual board meeting behind closed doors. Read more

Claims Conference gets deeper in the Mire…writes Isi Leibler

June 2, 2013 by  
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Julius Berman has circulated members of his Board with an 11 page diatribe in response to the recent flood of criticisms relating to the flawed management, lack of oversight and absence of transparency in the Claims Conference. Read more

Claims Conference: Berman responds

June 2, 2013 by  
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Chair of the Claims Conference Rabbi Julius Berman has written to the organisation’s directors has responded to a newspaper’s claim that he had been aware of fraud allegations directs at the Conference for eight years. The Conference administers funds allocated to Holocaust survivors. Read more

Goot on Claims Conference team

May 28, 2013 by  
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The President of the ECAJ Dr Danny Lamm has welcomed the announcement of the appointment of  Robert Goot, to the Select Leadership Committee of the Claims Conference. Read more

Claims Conference Leaders must Resign Now!…writes Isi Leibler

May 23, 2013 by  
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Over the past few days, there have been additional mind-boggling exposures of further scandals, lack of transparency, cover-ups and ethical failures at the highest possible levels of the Claims Conference leadership and management. Unless these latest reports appearing in the Jerusalem Post and JTA are refuted, we must demand the immediate resignations of all those engaged in the subterfuges. Read more

Exposed: Devastating New Claims Conference Scandal…writes Isi Leibler

May 19, 2013 by  
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Last month I devoted a column to the ongoing disgrace of the Claims Conference and the failure by the management to take appropriate action to provide financial assistance to ailing survivors unable to afford food, medicine and other basic necessities to enable them to live out their remaining years with a modicum of dignity. Read more

Survivors Languish as Claims Conference issues remain Unresolved…writes Isi Leibler

May 3, 2013 by  
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Every day we hear additional heartbreaking stories depicting the appalling suffering of destitute elderly Holocaust survivors denied elementary needs such as food, medicine and other basic services to enable them to live out their remaining years with dignity. Read more