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American Kent Nagano conducts the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra in a series of concerts next week.
In addition, monthly pension payments to some 55,000 Holocaust survivors will increase by 53.6% over the next three years, from $411 to $633.
The New York-based organization is the primary Jewish communal interlocutor with Germany for Holocaust reparation issues, with an annual budget in the hundreds of millions of dollars.
The organization has plans to re-invent itself to focus on Holocaust education, and pay for the programs by asking Germany for the money.
By JACK RUBIN
As the largest representative of claimants who have not yet received their property from the Claims Conference, we (Claimants Representative Committee, CRC) have read your above article with interest.
By DAVID ROWLAND
Were the Jewish presses in Poland stolen during the war and transported to Germany worthless? Why this sudden loss of interest in stolen Jewish property? Is this not what the Claims Conference should take care of?
By ALEXANDER ZVIELLI
The mishandling of sacred Holocaust restitution funds represents the greatest moral failure of organized Jewish life in our generation.
By ISI LEIBLER
The Claims Conference should be subject to an open, honest investigation. It should also, however, be treated fairly.
By JPOST EDITORIAL
The Claims Conference board is seen as a self-perpetuating oligarchy accused of neglecting survivors.
By VIVIAN WINEMAN
Sam Norich is a man of absolute integrity. He deserved better – much, much better – than the shabby treatment to which he was subjected at the recent meeting of the board of directors of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, commonly known as the Claims Conference.
By MENACHEM Z. ROSENSAFT
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