Interpretive Guide to the United Restitution Organization Claims Files

This link leads you to an independant website developed by the Canadian Jewish Congress Charities Committee National Archives as a guide to understanding Holocaust indemnification claims documents such as those found in the files of the United Restitution Organization.

The United Restitution Organization (URO) was founded in 1948 to provide legal aid to Holocaust survivors who sought restitution or compensation from the German government after World War II. The closed North American case files of the URO are now located in archives in Montreal, Quebec and Washington, DC. They are a rich source of information about the experiences of Holocaust survivors both during and after the war.

The guide is intended to serve as a resource for:

  • Archives and survivor assistance offices
  • Survivors or family of survivors carrying out personal research
  • Survivors or family of survivors who are making further claims
  • Academic researchers and others interested in the subject.

 

 Link here to the Interpretive Guide to the United Restitution Organization Claims Files, located at http://www.cjccc.ca/archives/uro/.