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Claims Conference
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The Jewish Conference on Material Claims Against Germany (short: Claims Conference) was founded in 1951 as an umbrella association of Jewish organizations in the face of upcoming negotiations with the Republic of Germany on reparations. In the negotiations with Germany which led to the Luxembourg Agreement in 1952, the Claims Conference – beside the delegation of the State of Israel – represented claims to the compensation and reimbursement of heirless property of Jews outs…

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Jürgen Lillteicher, Berlin/Lübeck, “Claims Conference”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017. Consulted online on 03 October 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0143>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20170409

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