From: HiddenChild@aol.com
Sent: Wednesday, November 30, 2005 4:26 PM
Subject: People who survived in Belgium

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Please note that THE DEADLINE FOR FILING THE FORM IS March 31, 2006. Mail the form to the Fondation du Judaisme de Belgique, Avenue Ducpetiaux 68, 1060 Brussels, Belgium.

Dear Friends:

We are passing on news that our office received from L’Enfant Cache in Belgium. If this information does not affect you, we would appreciate it if you would pass it on to someone who might benefit from it.

The enclosed attachments will be of interest to all survivors who have not received any restitution from Belgium and to those who received less than 3,000 Euros for lost or stolen assets filed at the Commission pour le Dedommagement des members de la Communaute Juive de Belgique also known as Commission Buysse. (The Commission de Dedommagement will pay up to 7,200 Euros only if the survivor or his parents did not receive any compensation from the Germans through the Loi BRUG).

In brief, each person who survived in Belgium, regardless of present or past nationality, will receive at least 3,000 Euros from the Fondation du Judaisme de Belgique, a Belgian Jewish foundation.

The Commission pour la Communaute Juive de Belgique pour la Restitution (CNCJBR) negotiated with the Belgian government, banks and insurance companies to have the non-distributed funds from the Commission de Dedommagement go to this foundation. Because the foundation can only disburse funds from the interest on its capital, it will take approximately 4 years for all the survivors to receive the minimum of 3,000 Euros. The older survivors will have priority.

The criteria for applying are:

· To be Jewish and to have lived in Belgium between May 1, 1940 and the Liberation of Belgium (approximately September 1944), even for a few days only, as long as they can give an address in Belgium where they were officially registered at the time.
· To have received nothing, or less than 3,000 Euros from the Commission de Dedommagement. This is pertinent for people who have not yet heard from the Commission, for those who were refused, those who received less than 3,000 Euros or those who never applied or applied too late.
· To allow the Foundation to check the following:
If they received compensation for assets from the Germans (loi BRUG)
The amount they received from the Commission de Dedommagement (Commission Buysse)
This information will be kept strictly confidential. If you have any questions, feel free to e-mail them to me.

Rachelle Goldstein, Vice President
The Hidden Child Foundation/ADL
823 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017
212-885-7900

Please note that THE DEADLINE FOR FILING THE FORM IS March 31, 2006. Mail the form to the Fondation du Judaisme de Belgique, Avenue Ducpetiaux 68, 1060 Brussels, Belgium.