Budapest Fund Pays $17 Million to 6,000 Holocaust Survivors

One year after its establishment, the Claims Conference Budapest Fund has closed, having made $17 million in payments to 6,097 survivors of the Nazi occupation of Budapest.

This program was established at Claims Conference negotiations with the German government in June 2008. In recognition of the incarceration and suffering of Budapest Holocaust survivors, certain Jewish survivors of Nazi-era Budapest, who currently reside in Eastern Europe and previously did not receive any payments from certain major compensation programs, received a one-time payment of