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Links and References

This page contains links to more information about the Holocaust and Holocaust restitution as well as a bibliography providing sources to references made in this site.

Holocaust Restitution Links

Claims Assistance Offices, worldwide (from the Claims Conference web site)

Canadian Guide to Programs and Services for Holocaust Survivors

Survivor assistance office for survivors in Montreal, Canada

United Restitution Organizaton Office for Canada, in Toronto

“Compensation and Restitution by Country,” an online guide issued by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany

Commission for Looted Art in Europe

Spoliation of Jewish Cultural Property

The Hungarian Gold Train Settlement

Commission pour indemnification des victimes de spoliation/ The Commission for the Compensation of Victims of Spoliation Resulting from the Anti-Semitic Legislation in Force during the Occupation, a new French web site assisting in claims relating to France.

The Lost Art Internet Database A project of Germany’s central office for the documentation of lost cultural property, this database contains a register of cultural objects which were relocated, moved or seized, especially from Jewish owners, as a result the Nazi dictatorship during World War II.

Other Web Sites about the Holocaust

The Simon Wiesenthal Centre Museum of Tolerance Multi-Media Learning Centre

Yad Vashem

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM), in Washington, D.C.

USHMM Encyclopedia of the Holocaust

Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre

Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre

Holocaust Centre of Toronto

The Freeman Family Foundation Holocaust Education Centre (Jewish Heritage Centre of Western Canada, Winnipeg)

Links to Related Organizations

Canadian Jewish Congress Charities Committee

CJCCC National Archives

The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany


Bentwich, Norman De Mattos. The United Restitution Organization, 1948-1968. London, 1968.

Blessin, G., Ehrig, H., and Wilden, H. (Eds.). Bundesentschädigungsgesetz. Berlin: C. H. Beck'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1957-1974. This is a series of several volumes explaining the German indemnification laws and their modifications.

Brunn, W., Klee, H. and Hedenstreit, R. (Eds). Bundesentschädigungsgestez in der Fassung des 2 Änderungsgesetzes (BEG-Schlufgesetz). Berlin: Erich Schmidt Verlag, 1965.

Foreign Claims Settlement Commission of the U.S. Department of Justice. “History of German Compensation for National Socialist Crimes,” US Holocaust Memorial Museum website.

Küpper, Heinz. Reclams Fremdwörterbuch nebst Verzeichnis gebräuchlicher Abkürzungen.

Robinson, Nehemiah. “Reparations and Restitution in International Law as Affecting Jews,” Jewish Yearbook of International Law 1 (1948).

Rothfeld, Anne. “A Source for Holocaust Research: The United Restitution Organization Files,” Perspectives Online 38, 4 (2000).

Zweig, Ronald. German Reparations and the Jewish World: A History of the Claims Conference. Boulder: Westview, 1987.