The Claims Conference funds organizations and institutions around the world that provide essential social services for Jewish victims of Nazi persecution, and who best know the priorities in their communities and how to address them. The Claims Conference is in close contact with these agencies, working with them to develop strategies to keep Holocaust victims healthy and fed, to deliver care in their homes, to bring them socialization opportunities, and to obtain any government benefits to which they may be entitled.
Through its contributions to leading institutions that have expertise in Holocaust research, education, and documentation, the Claims Conference also seeks to help ensure that future generations learn of the Holocaust. As the Shoah recedes from memory to history, it is crucial that future generations have available the records, photos, and other materials that institutions are still able to assemble today. It is also crucial that the history of the Holocaust is preserved and presented in a way that is meaningful and accessible to generations who will not be able to meet survivors first-hand.
Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany