Germany Agrees To Pay Kindertransport Survivors Who Escaped Nazis As Children from

The German government has agreed to make a one-time payment to Kindertransport survivors — mostly Jewish children who were evacuated to Britain and other places to escape the Nazi’s wrath on the precipice of World War II.

The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, also known as the Claims Conference, announced in December that the government will pay a little more than $2,800 to each living person who made it out of Nazi-controlled countries, including Austria, Poland, Czechoslovakia and the Free City of Danzig, as part of the humanitarian rescue effort. Click here to read the article on Click here to apply for compensation.

JFS Aging & Disability Services offers the Holocaust Survivor Program that provides Holocaust survivors and their caregivers with the support, information and services they need to remain living successfully in their own homes.

The German Government, through the U.S. Claims Conference office, as well as the Weinberg Foundation and the St. Paul Jewish community, supplies funds to provide services to Holocaust survivors. JFS services are available to those who have successfully completed the U.S. Claims Conference application process. JFS staff is available to assist with the completion of this application.

JFS provides case management services and helps to coordinate the in-home services needed to allow survivors to continue to live in the community for as long as possible. Chaplaincy services provide vital spiritual enrichment. Funds are also available for one-time emergency expenses.