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Holocaust survivor and child

German Pension for Polish Survivors and their Heirs

Are you a child of a Holocaust survivor who worked in a ghetto in Poland?

You may be entitled to a large sum of money!

Even if your parents received compensation from the Israeli Ministry of Finance or directly from Germany in their lifetimes, you may be eligible for a one-time payment from the German Pension Fund.

Why am I eligible for funds?

In many cases, Polish Holocaust survivors who have already passed did not fully realize their pension rights in their lifetimes. This is a one-time retroactive payment and/or monthly pension payments from the German Pension Fund for survivors or their widow(er)/ heirs who worked in ghettos in occupied Poland (including Warsaw, Lodz, Bialystok, Vilna, Lublin, Krakow, Kovno, Riga and many more). As stated, in many cases these survivors did not receive everything they are legally entitled to.

In addition, often survivors who worked in ghettos in occupied Lithuania, Latvia and Belarus also did not receive everything they were entitled to.

I am a child of a survivor, how is this relevant for me?

If you are an heir of a survivor who did not receive their full pension rights, you may be eligible to receive the difference.

Our experience has taught us that in cases like these, considerable amounts were reduced from the survivors’ pensions for years, plus years of interest to be added- in many cases the sums are high.

Who is entitled to compensation?

Heirs of Holocaust survivors who worked in ghettos in occupied Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, and Belarus may be entitled to a retroactive sum, in some instances dating back to the year 1997.
An heir or widow(er) of a Holocaust survivor is also eligible for a pension from Germany, even if the spouse has been deceased for many years.
This claim can be filed even if the survivor received monthly payments from the Israeli Ministry of Finance, the Claims Conference, directly from Germany (BEG/ Wiedergutmachung) or even if the survivor already received a pension from the German Pension Fund.
Heirs are only eligible to receive payments if the survivor or their spouse was alive on June 27, 2002.

Which forms do I need to fill out?

You do not need to fill out forms for the German Pension Fund. We will obtain all the required materials, complete all the paperwork and correspond with the German authorities on your behalf.

How is the money divided between heirs?

There are several options, depending on circumstances (such as conflict between heirs etc.). Our dedicated staff will be happy to provide more information on this question. In any case, the German Pension Fund always wires the money directly to the heirs; the money never goes through us.

How much do you charge?

We do not charge a fee for our professional services upfront. After successfully filing the claim, the German Pension Fund will transfer the money directly into your bank account.
Only if the claim is successful and after you have received the money, we charge a fee of 15% of the retroactive sum.
If your claim was rejected, you will not be charged AT ALL.

My mother/ father already received a ghetto pension a while ago

Even cases in which the survivor received a ghetto pension, we will check that all factors were taken into account for their final calculation. Often, many things were not accounted for and heirs are not aware of the fact that there are open payments remaining. We conduct this check free of charge. If an additional payment is approved, you will be charged 15% of this amount for our professional services. If no payments were open and you are not approved, you will not be charged at all.

I am not sure if my relatives or I are eligible; how do I find out?

Very simple: a short phone call to our office. You may also leave your information for us in the form below and our team of representatives will get back to you right away.
We have successfully assisted many Holocaust victims in receiving what they are entitled to and we will be happy to help you as well.

For free advice, with no obligation on your part, call us now at +1 917 677 5315 or leave your information below and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Arie Nimrod October 19, 2020

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Dear All,
I am in my 22nd year as a Survivor Speaker. Your work to bring justice is a reminder of my Mother’s legacy and encouragement to continue. THANK YOU. Andy Reti

Andrew Reti October 11, 2020

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I. S. October 11, 2020

Thanks

Very good and professional

Weisman October 11, 2020

With Appreciation

It was a pleasure to work together with Zachi Porath, Sibyl and the International Center staff in securing funds from The German Benefit Fund related to my parents’ confinement in the ghettos of Poland. Whenever a question needed to be answered or an accommodation needed to be made, Zachi, Sibyl et al. did everything they could to answer and assist, always professionally and always courteously. The process went smoothly and ultimately successfully because of their efforts on our behalf.

Jacob October 11, 2020

Mrs.Tova

Zachi Porath and the wonderful staff have been wonderful in every way, assuring that they were totally professional and truly helpful and reliable in obtaining The German Benefit fund. It was a true pleasure dealing with them.
Yours truly,
Tova Seelig

Seelig September 30, 2020

New Testimonial – September 24, 2020, 4:23 pm

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George September 30, 2020

I’m thankful

I’m thankful for the correct work, for the cooperation of the colleagues.

A. Nemeth September 30, 2020

Many Thanks

Zachi Porath Ltd. and its personnel were very helpful every step of the way to assure the German benefit funds on behalf of my Mom and Dad were provided to me and my brother. Although the process does take time and patience, they were honest and can be relied on to do what it takes to assure you of a satisfactory outcome.
Thank you so much for all your help.
Just wish my parents did not have to suffer for us to receive these funds. this is, however, a bittersweet outcome.
Thank you

Freda G September 23, 2020

New Testimonial – September 15, 2020, 6:24 pm

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Israel Linder September 16, 2020

Thanks for help

Whole process was simple and efficient. We were kept informed throughout and were able to receive a nice reparation settlement.

Susan Miller September 15, 2020

Thank you!

5

Tali mayan September 10, 2020

Great Work!!

Previously applied for reparations for my mother and was denied. This organization successfully appealed!! Very grateful as money will assist in the 24/7 care my mother requires.

Allen September 10, 2020

Success on my case!

The Center helped my Mother navigate this very long process and advised us on everything we needed to gather and submit to prove our case. It will never make up for her losses, but at least she was able to obtain the monitary justice that she deserved.

Jenny B August 26, 2020

Very grateful

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Paulette Zitofsky August 20, 2020

Teljes szívemből köszönöm!

Barátaim ajánlására fogtam hozzá a valóban hosszadalmas ügyintézéshez. Jellemzően kitartó vagyok a munkámban, ezért nem adtam fel még az eléggé komoly nyelvi nehézségek ellenére sem. Sajnos az én esetemben az érintett szülőim egyike sem láthatta a megvalósulást, igazából magam sem hittem a szememnek, amikor megmutatkozott az eredmény. Mindenkinek nagyon köszönöm a segítségét, bocsánat a sok értetlenkedésért, örök hálával tartozom Esthernek és Saranak valamint Sibylnek. A két szülőmön kívül a mindkét részről nagylétszámú családomért (ők valamennyien áldozatul estek) is kicsit kárpótolva érzem magam, mindenkinek ölelés és köszönet a munkájáért.
Amennyiben a jövőben bármit tehetünk egymásért, kérem keressetek meg. Köszönettel Zsoka Steiner

Steiner Zsóka August 6, 2020

Amazing assistance

Thank you for being totally professional & for all your amazing assistance!
Ten out of ten for every aspect of your work.

Tova Seelig August 6, 2020

Thank You!

My experience with the International Center for Holocaust Reparations has been outstanding. They are very professional and will work with you every step of the way. Initially, there was a lot of work on my behalf in finding documents and other necessary papers to send them. It was a long process (practically taking two years), but very rewarding in the end. I’m glad that my mother was alive to see the initial payment from Germany and this payment enabled us to get her the 24-hour care that she desperately needed at the end of her life. We worked with an incredible person at the Center who was very professional and kept in touch with us continuously throughout this time. I can’t say enough about her. She was very devoted to her work and wanted a successful outcome for us. We were required to pay a 15% commission fee only after we received the payments which we understood at the outset. I would definitely recommend their services and am very appreciative of their hard work for my family. Thank You so very much!

Jane July 29, 2020

They are the Best!

They were able to get me compensation for my mother. Quick and very honest! Worth every penny!

Betty July 29, 2020

Thank you

I highly recommend using this agency if you are lucky enough for them to contact you and offer their services. They provided trough their service an unexpected financial reward.

Pierre J Hörmann July 29, 2020

sufficiency

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Anna Elizabeth July 26, 2020

Very Professional

It was always easy to deal. The service was very professional.

M.A July 21, 2020

they are honorable, honest and work very hard for you

The people at the Centre for Holocaust Reparations are honorable hard-working people. They will examine your documents and let you know honestly if your claim can be pursued. Then, they take over. Dealing with the German Bureaucracy can take a long time. Many months passed with now news; then one day a staggering amount of funds had been deposited to my account. Only after I received the money did they ask for their 15% commission, which I was thrilled to pay. They kept in touch during the lag time and were always honest. I have received money twice, as when they first got me funds, they said they wanted to try to appeal for more, which they did and it succeeded. They are honest, work hard, and represent your interests well. Only after you are successful do you owe them anything, and then it is 15% only. They do all the work and you get 85% of the fruits of their labours. I am happy to testify that they are honorable, honest and work very hard for you.

Felix Gelbart July 21, 2020

Great job…

5 Star rating for the services of International Centre for Holocaust Reparation. The staff that helped me were very professional and I’m very happy with the outcome for my mother.

J. Warren for E.B. July 19, 2020

Much appreciated

Thank you for your fast replies, helpful information, assistance and professional knowledge. Have recommended your services.

Devorah July 9, 2020

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