Florida Department of Financial Services
The Florida Department of Financial Services provides assistance to Florida Holocaust Survivors seeking to recover proceeds from an insurance policy issued to a Holocaust victim and restitution for Nazi-confiscated bank accounts, art and property. Although many of the deadlines have passed for submitting claims to compensation programs, it may be possible to submit a claim directly with the financial institution or with remaining open restitution funds. The Florida Department of Financial Services also provides education and assistance to Holocaust Survivors regarding restitution programs from Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, France, Austria, Hungary and others. Information and assistance is also provided to individuals seeking access to much needed home health care services.
Fee Waiver Program
The Florida Department of Financial Services assists Survivors in obtaining wire transfer fee waivers on all European reparation payments. Holocaust Survivors in Florida were being assessed an international wire transfer fee, ranging from $10 to $40 per transaction. Currently, 24 financial institutions in Florida are participating in the Fee Waiver . Program and have agreed to waive the wire transfer fee on reparation payments. Survivors who are being assessed an international wire transfer fee from a European settlement fund are encouraged to seek assistance from the Florida Department of Financial Services at 1-800-388-4069.
Where can I get further information?
For additional information on recovering Holocaust-era financial proceeds from a Nazi-confiscated insurance policy, bank account, looted art or information on the Fee Waiver Program, please call the toll-free number, 1-800-388-4069 or visit the Department of Financial Services website at https://myfloridacfo.com/Division/Consumers/Holocaust/
These services are provided free of charge by the State of Florida.