NEW: German Pension for Romanian Survivors and their Heirs

Holocaust survivor with her granddaughter

Are you a Holocaust survivor from Romania?

Are you a child of a Holocaust survivor from Romania?

You may be entitled to a large sum of money!

So what’s changed?

As of July 2019, the German government will now be recognizing the following places as “open ghettos”:

Alba Iulia

Iași

Bacău

Paşcani

Bȃrlad

Piatra Neamţ

Botoşani

Râmnicu Sărat

Buzău

Roman

Constanţa

Ştefăneşti

Craiova

Târgu Neamț

Focşani

Tecuci

Galaţi

Vaslui

Hârlau

These places are all now officially recognized as ghettos, in addition to Transnistria and Cernăuţi (Czernowitz) which already have been recognized in the past.

What is the significance of this?

If you are a survivor who worked in one of these places during the war, or if you are a widow(er) or heir of a survivor who worked in one of these places during the war, you may be eligible for payments from Germany.
The payments may include a one-time retroactive sum and/or monthly payments from the German Social Pension.

Who is entitled to compensation?

Any individual who was interned in a Ghetto, even for a short while, may be entitled to monthly payments as well as a one-time retroactive sum– in some instances dating back to the year 1997.
A 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 is receiving/ received monthly payments from the Israeli Ministry of Finance, the Claims Conference or directly from Germany (BEG/ Wiedergutmachung).
If you are an heir of a ghetto survivor, and the survivor or their spouse was alive on June 27th, 2002, you may be entitled to a one-time payment.

Is the process of applying complicated?

We will save you the bureaucratic headache. We conduct all the research and the gathering of documents for you, fill in forms in German, organize and process the relevant paperwork, and translate and correspond with the German Pension Fund on your behalf. In fact, you don’t even need to leave the house; we will send you everything in the mail.

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.

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.