Jews who were deported from France during World War II will find details on their rights to compensation online. As soon as they receive the title of 'political deportee', they can apply for a pension.
Any person who was deported from France after 16 June 1940 is officially considered as 'political deportee'. This title is, among others, applicable to French citizens and foreigners who were deported to prisons or concentration camps outside of the national territory. Forced labourers are also entitled to compensation.
The 'Medal of deportation and internment' was instituted in 1948 for the victims of the Holocaust who were deported or interned for political reasons during the Second World War. Political deportees have the right to wear it and can also get other compensations like a pension.
Victims of the Holocaust who were deported from France during World War II can only apply for a pension, if they have first received the official title of 'political deportee'. Learn more on the rights to compensation of political deportees and internees on our website.