N.Y.C.'s Hevesi looks for apology from Switzerland
- What's taking so long? Hirsh, Michael // Newsweek;4/13/1998, Vol. 131 Issue 15, p49
Questions the delays in providing restitution to Holocaust survivors who are eligible to receive it. Administration of the distribution process by the New York City-based World Jewish Congress (WJC); Amount that has been transferred to WJC from Swiss banks; Impact of the class-action suit...
- N.Y.C. comptroller rips Swiss offer to Holocaust survivors. Kruger, Daniel // Bond Buyer;06/22/98, Vol. 324 Issue 30419, p1
Focuses on New York City Comptroller Alan Hevesi's criticism of an offer by Swiss banks to pay Holocaust survivors $600 million as settlement for claims against them for serving as bankers to Nazi Germany. Negotiation for global settlement by banks and American government finance officers;...
- Statement on the settlement of Holocaust assets lawsuits. Clinton, William J. // Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents;8/17/98, Vol. 34 Issue 33, p1624
Presents the text of a statement given by the president of the United States on August 13, 1998 which deals with the settlement of the Holocaust assets lawsuits.
- Nazi victims receive first Swiss payments. Chesnoff, Richard Z. // U.S. News & World Report;12/01/97, Vol. 123 Issue 21, p6
Reports that the first $10 million of the Swiss Fund for Needy Victims of the Holocaust was allocated to needy Holocaust survivors in Eastern Europe who never received any compensation for their wartime suffering. Riva Sefere of Lativa as the receiving the first check; Countries that have...
- Doing the right thing. Marks, John // U.S. News & World Report;06/28/99, Vol. 126 Issue 25, p42
Reports on art stolen by Nazis during World War II being returned to the heirs of its owners in 1999. The Seattle Art Museum returning a Matisse painting to the family of Paul Rosenberg, who fled France in 1940; The Berlin (Germany) National Gallery agreeing to restore a Van Gogh drawing to...
- The Washington conference on Holocaust-era assets. // U.S. Department of State Dispatch;Dec98, Vol. 9 Issue 11, p11
Presents the text of a speech given by United States Secretary of State Madeleine Albright on December 1, 1998 which deals with the compensation for stolen Holocaust assets to survivors and the families of Holocaust victims.
- Former Slave Laborers Fight German Bid for a Settlement. // Christian Science Monitor;11/6/98, Vol. 90 Issue 241, p11
Announces that former World War II slave laborers under the Nazis said that they plan to fight a joint plan by the German government and industry to establish a compensation fund in late 1998. The feeling of the survivors that the fund is an attempt to bypass their back-wage claims; The desire...
- Hevesi, Swiss official spar over sanctions. Kruger, Daniel // Bond Buyer;07/13/98, Vol. 325 Issue 30433, p31
Reports that the threat of sanctions against Swiss banks is delaying negotiations with Holocaust survivors and their heirs. Correspondence exchanged between Swiss Ambassador Thomas G. Borer and New York City Comptroller Alan G. Hevesi; Concern over whether Swiss government wants to participate...
- N.Y. banking dept. aids holocaust survivors. McConnell, Bill // American Banker;6/26/1997, Vol. 162 Issue 122, p2
Reports on the August 1, 1997 opening of the New York State Banking Department office that will handle claims against Swiss banks by Holocaust survivors and their heirs. Legitimacy of claims to accounts existing between 1933 and 1945; Investigation by Senate and House banking committees.