From the 18th to the 22st of May, a French delegation will examine 75 files from Israeli who were living in France during the Second World War and were victims of spoliations. Sessions will be held at the French Consulate General in Jerusalem on May 18 and 19 and will then move to the French Embassy in Tel Aviv from May 20 through 22, 2009. The claimants will have the possibility to attend them or to be represented.
This mission, like the previous missions in Israel, is an opportunity for the French Government to demonstrate to the Israeli Authorities its determination to give equal rights to the claimants whether they are French or Israeli, to allow them to express themselves freely and find in common a fair and appropriate response.
The purpose of the CIVS, established by a decree of September 10, 1999, is to enlighten victims and their families about what happened to the assets that were taken from them, to make research on their behalf and offer reparation, return or compensation measures appropriate to each case. Any victim or heir of a victim of material and financial damage is justified in seeking compensation via this Commission.
On Wednesday the 20th of May, from 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm, the CIVS will also organize a symposium at the Institut Français de Tel-Aviv - 7 Boulevard Rothschild - Tel- Aviv, Tel : 03 796 80 00 - for the aim of presenting to the public and the media all its past and future actions.