Survivor advocacy groups split over bill allowing insurance suits
By Jacob Berkman Published: 12/06/2007

NEW YORK (JTA) — A congressional bill that would reopen the door to lawsuits against insurance companies that defaulted on policies sold to European Jews before World War II is dividing survivor groups.

The Holocaust Insurance Accountability Act of 2007 calls for the collection of specific records of what policies European insurance companies sold to Jews between 1933 and 1945. The list would be accessible to the public.

Those who believe they have claims against insurance companies could sue to collect on their policies.

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