This website is operated by the Shoah Memorial at SNCF’s request. It intends to give information about the compensations and reparations provided by the French government to French and foreign Jews who were victims of racial and anti-Semitic persecutions enforced by Nazi Germany and the Vichy authorities during World War II.
• You were deported from France
If you were deported from France you are eligible for the official ’title’ of deportee. After being given the official ’title’ of deportee, you can apply for a pension. Read more
• You were interned in France
If you were interned in France you are eligible for the official ’title’ of internee. After being given the official ’title’ of internee, you can apply for a pension in particular from the Ministry of Veterans and also from the Claims Conference. Read more
• One or both of your parents died in a camp in France or in deportation or were shot
Any French citizen or foreign citizen at the time, who lost one or both parents because they died in a camp in France or during deportation or were shot - and who was not more than 21 years old when the parent was arrested - is eligible for a compensation from the Ministry of Veterans. Read more
• You were a victim of spoliation because of anti-Semitic legislation in force during the occupation
If you or your family were a victim of spoliation (movable or real-estate properties, artwork, bank account, insurance...) in France during WWII, it is possible to get a reparation from CIVS (Commission for the Compensation of Victims of Spoliation), an organization under the jurisdiction of the French Prime Minister. Read more
• Social and medical programs implemented by Jewish Organizations of France for Shoah survivors. Read more
• You do not have access to the compensation because you do not have French nationality
On November 1, the agreement between France and the United States, signed in Washington on 8 December last year, entered into force to establish a compensation fund for those american victims of the Holocaust deported from France who had not been able to gain access to the French compensation program. Read more
SNCF or the Shoah Memorial cannot be held accountable for the information presented here. It is not final, nor complete. Each situation or personal history is specific and must receive an individualized assessment that only French authorities are able to provide. The information presented here can change depending on the French legislation and will be modified according to the information provided to us.