How to find help filing for restitution

German slave labor payments: A process for making claims has not yet been created. The Claims Conference promises that the "application form will be short, simple and non-bureaucratic," but says the application process will not begin before the fall.

New York State Holocaust Claims Processing Office: The office helps people seeking to recover assets deposited in European banks, monies never paid in connection with insurance policies issued by European insurance companies and art that was lost or looted.

More information at (800) 695-3318 in the United States, or at

Swiss fund: In August 1998, Switzerland's leading banks agreed to pay $1.25 billion to settle Holocaust-era claims. A U.S. court still has to approve a distribution plan. Once that happens, information about how to file a claim will be made available in a worldwide ad campaign.

— compiled by JTA