The website Civs.gouv.fr is the information portal of the Commission for the Compensation of Victims of Spoliations Resulting from the Anti-Semitic Legislation in Force during the Occupation.
The site is intended to provide claimants with information regarding the measures to be taken with the CIVS in order to file a claim relating to spoliations they have suffered or of which their family has been victim. In general terms, the site is intended to explain one of the components of French reparation policy to the general public.
The site is published and administered by the CIVS. In accordance with the provisions of Article 6 of law No. 2004-575 of 21 June 2004 on confidence in the digital economy, users of the website www.civs.gouv.fr are advised of the identities of the various individuals involved in its construction and monitoring:
Director of publication: Jérôme Bénézech, Head of the Commission for the Compensation of Victims of Spoliations. Designer: French Government Information Service (SIG) Hosting: Worldline
The photographs featured on this website are taken from various sources, as specified below.
Homepage carousel Prisoners unload a truck at the Drancy camp. France, 1942 © Shoah Memorial - C.D.J.C./Coll. Francis Van Kote Notices on the front of a pen repair shop stating ‘Entreprise Juive’ [‘Jewish Business’] in both French and German and advising of a change of management, Paris. France, 1940 © Shoah Memorial - C.D.J.C. 2013 painting restitution ceremony © MCC David Millier Photo taken on 16 July 1995 of President of the Republic Jacques Chirac giving a speech at the ceremonies held to commemorate the Vel d’Hiv roundup of 16 July 1942. © Jack Guez / AFP
Other photos on the site Resource materials - Files (cc) lnitsche Other programs - Files (cc) Andy Ciordia Getting compensation - Files (cc) Guillaume Brialon Places of memory – The Memorial of Vernet-d’Ariège Internment Camp (cc) Thierry Llansades The CIVS © CIVS
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