Asistencia a las Víctimas del Holocausto
La "Ley de Asistencia a las Víctimas del Holocausto" se creó para garantizar para que las reclamaciones de seguros potenciales y reales, las reclamaciones financieras reales y los bienes y las propiedades de las víctimas del holocausto, sus herederos y beneficiarios sean identificados de forma rápida y pagados, compensados o devueltos como corresponde.
Desde 1998, el Departamento de Servicios Financieros de la Florida ha ofrecido ayuda a los sobrevivientes del Holocausto en la Florida que quieren recuperar el dinero de las pólizas de seguros emitidas a víctimas del Holocausto y la restitución de cuentas bancarias, obras de arte y bienes confiscados por los Nazis. Muchas de las fechas límite para presentar reclamaciones a programas de compensación ya han pasado, pero puede ser posible presentar una reclamación directamente ante la institución financiera o solicitar indemnizaciones que siguen vigentes. El Departamento de Servicios Financieros de la Florida ofrece información y ayuda a los sobrevivientes del Holocausto con respecto a programas de restitución de Alemania, Polonia, la República Checa, Francia, Austria, Hungría y otros países. También se ofrece información y ayuda a individuos que necesitan acceso a los servicios de cuidados de salud a domicilio tan necesarios.
¿Necesita ayuda para presentar una reclamación financiera de la época del Holocausto o asistencia para conseguir servicios de asistencia social?
A continuación le mostramos cuatro formas de ponerse en contacto con nuestro programa para que podamos ayudarle.
Please send inquiries to HolocaustAssistance@myfloridacfo.com
Florida Department of Financial Services
Holocaust Victims Assistance Program
200 East Gaines Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399
En 1998, la Legislatura de la Florida promulgó la sección 626.9543 de los Estatutos de la Florida, la Ley de Seguro para Víctimas del Holocausto, y en 2013 se aprobó una enmienda que cambió el nombre de la Ley de Seguro para Víctimas del Holocausto por la Ley de Asistencia a las Víctimas del Holocausto (“the Act”) and created a commensurate expansion in the scope of the Act. The Department’s administrative rule for the implementation of this statute is Norma 69J-137.010 del Código Administrativo de la Florida.
The Administrative Rule, requires Insurers to file a new Holocaust era claims report to the Department of Financial Services if there are any changes to a previous report or if requested to do so by the Department. Insurers are required to provide any additional information regarding unpaid Holocaust claims no later than December 31st of each year. If the insurance company takes any action or discovers any information that changes information filed in a previous report, a new report is required to be submitted. If there has been “no change” in any information since the previous report was submitted, an insurance company is not required to file a new report.
Holocaust Fee Waiver Program: The Florida Department of Financial Services assists survivors in obtaining wire transfer fee waivers on all European reparation payments. An estimated 12,500 Holocaust survivors and their families in Florida were being assessed an international wire transfer fee, ranging from $10 to $40 per transaction. Currently, 21 financial institutions in Florida are participating in the Fee Waiver Program and have agreed to waive the wire transfer fee on reparation payments. Survivors who are being assessed an international wire transfer fee from a European settlement fund are encouraged to seek assistance from our office.
- Solicite que su Banco se Una al Programa de Exención de Cargos
- Bancos que Participan del Programa de Exención de Cargos para Sobrevivientes del Holocausto
- Formulario Genérico de Exención de Comisión para Instituciones Financieras
Para enviar consultas por email: FeeWaiverHelp@myfloridacfo.com
Unpaid Holocaust Era Insurance Policies: Since 1998, the Florida Department of Financial Services has been assisting Holocaust survivors in pursuing unpaid Holocaust era insurance policies. The Chief Financial Officer of the State of Florida served as a member of the International Commission on Holocaust Era Insurance Claims (ICHEIC). The goal of the Commission was to establish a uniform procedure to investigate and resolve all Holocaust era claims and to provide humanitarian funding to assist Holocaust survivors. ICHEIC received more than 90,000 claims eligible for processing. More than 48,000 of these claims received an offer or award through the ICHEIC process. A total of $306.2 million was offered or awarded to more than 48,000 claimants as a result of the ICHEIC process at no cost to claimants. ICHEIC concluded its efforts on March 30, 2007; however, all of the participating European insurance companies pledged to continue to process claims that were sent to them directly. For additional information on recovering financial proceeds from a Holocaust era insurance policy, please contact us at 1-800-388-4069.
ICHEIC Claimant Film: The Florida Department of Financial Services assisted ICHEIC in producing an eight minute film featuring the stories of three Florida Holocaust survivors and the positive resolution of their European insurance claims through ICHEIC.
Para ver la película u obtener información adicional sobre la International Commission on Holocaust Era Insurance Claims , visite https://icheic.ushmm.org/.
Bank Claims: The Florida Department of Financial Services has been instrumental in assisting Florida Holocaust survivors in receiving deposited assets from Austria through the General Settlement Fund (GSF). Although the GSF and many other restitution funds are no longer accepting applications, if you have reason to believe your family has an unpaid bank account or financial proceeds it may be possible to submit a claim directly to the financial institution. For additional information about the $1.25 billion Swiss Banks Settlement visit www.swissbankclaims.com or if you would like to discuss a potential bank claim please contact us at 1-800-388-4069.
Art Claims: Individuals seeking assistance with locating artwork that was stolen, sold under duress or lost between 1933 and 1945 can call the Holocaust Victims Assistance Program for guidance in finding the missing artwork. Helpful websites with databases of lost and stolen art can be found at:
- The Art Loss Register - www.artloss.com
- Lost Art Internet Database - www.lostart.de
- Looted Art - www.lootedart.com
- Art Database of National Fund - www.kunstrestitution.at
Pensions for Holocaust Survivors from European Countries:
- The Czech Republic administers a restitution program through the Czech Social Security Administration for those who participated in the resistance movement during World War II. Through this program Holocaust survivors are eligible to receive a lump sum payment. For more information, contact the Czech Social Security Administration at http://www.cssz.cz/en/contacts. Puede encontrar un formulario de solicitud en: https://eportal.cssz.cz/documents/10593/2010767/OD_ZZPDO.pdf.
- The Commission for the Compensation of Victims of Spoliation (CIVS) located in France processes claims on all financial assets and property (frozen accounts, dormant accounts, life insurance policies, works of art, etc.) confiscated under the anti-Semitic laws introduced during World War II. All claimants are entitled to apply to the Commission regardless of his or her current country of residence. For more information on French Looted Property and Assets/French Orphans visit www.civs.gouv.fr.
- Germany payments directly from the German government include:
German Government Ghetto Fund (BADV): A one-time payment paid directly by the German government to people who worked, at will and for pay, in a ghetto. For more information visit www.claimscon.org/what-we-do/compensation/germany-payments/ghetto-fund/badv-how-to-apply/.
German Social Security/Ghetto Pension (ZRBG): A Social Security pension paid directly by the German government to people who worked, at will and for pay, in a ghetto. For more information visit www.claimscon.org/what-we-do/compensation/germany-payments/zrbg/apply/.
West German Federal Indemnification Law (BEG): Ongoing pensions for victims of Nazi persecution paid directly by the German government. For more information visit www.claimscon.org/what-we-do/compensation/germany-payments/beg/offices/.
- Poland administers a program for victims of persecution (living outside of Poland) to receive monthly payments. For more information visit The Office for War Veterans and Victims of Oppression at www.kombatanci.gov.pl/en/the-office/council-for-war-veterens-and-victims-of-oppression.html.
Conference on Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference): Various reparation programs provide compensation for victims of Nazi persecution, particularly for those in financial need. Eligibility for these programs is often dependent upon a combination of factors, including the survivor’s original country of residence, current country of residence, the type of persecution endured and the amount of previously received compensation. For additional information, call (212) 696-4944 or visit their website at: www.claimscon.org.
Holocaust and War Victims Tracing and Information Center of the American Red Cross: Free service that assists persons seeking documentation of their Holocaust experiences and fates of family members missing since the Holocaust and its aftermath. Contact www.redcross.org.
Los siguientes recursos ofrecen asistencia para cuidados de salud a domicilio y ayuda financiera:
Jewish Community Service of South Florida
18999 Biscayne Blvd., Suite 200
Aventura, FL 33180
Goodman JFS of Broward
100 S. Pine Island Road, Suite 230
Plantation, Florida 33324
Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services
21300 Ruth & Baron Coleman Boulevard
Boca Raton, FL 33428
Ferd & Gladys Alpert Jewish Family & Children’s Services
5841 Corporate Way, Suite 200
West Palm Beach, FL 33422
Gulf Coast Jewish Family & Community Services
14041 Icot Boulevard
Clearwater, FL 33760