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Correspondence and related records regarding the Bundesentschädigungsgesetz (BEG), the war claims act of 1948, and the German-American social security agreement

Date 1948-1988
RG Number RG-12.011
Accession Number 1994.A.0037.11
Extent 19 boxes
Scope and Content Chiefly correspondence concerning the (West) German Federal Indemnification Act of 1965 (Bundesentschädigungsgesetz or BEG), its synthesis, amendments, and implementing regulations, together with correspondence concerning the United States War Claims Act of 1948 and the German-American Social Security Agreement. Each legislative action was designed to provide compensation for deprivation of life and liberty and related persecution measures.
System of Arrangement Arrangement is thematic
Provenance Benjamin B. Ferencz donated his collection to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Oct. 1994. The National Archives transferred a small portion of his personal papers to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Dec. 1994.
Corporate Name Jewish Restitution Successor Organization.
Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
Genre/Form Letterheads.
Personal Name Ferencz, Benjamin B., 1920-
Kagan, Saul.
Katzenstein, Ernst.
Pins, Arnulf M.
Adenauer, Konrad, 1876-1967.
Topical Term Court records--Germany.
World War, 1939-1945--Confiscations and contributions.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--Germany (West)--Reparations.
Restitution and indemnification claims (1933- )--Germany (West)
War crimes--History--20th century.
World War, 1939-1945--Jews.
Jews--Legal status, laws, etc.--Germany (West)
Jews--Politics and government--1948-.
Jewish property--Germany.
Conditions on Access No restrictions on access
Conditions on Use No restrictions on use
Record Type Document
Link to Collection Benjamin B. Ferencz collection
RG-12.000 / 1994.A.0037
Location This collection may be stored offsite and would require seven days advance notice to access.
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