Commission for the Compensation of Victims of Spoliation
Resulting from the Anti-Semitic Legislation in Force during the Occupation


CIVS and the embassador of France in Germany meet the Deutsches Zentrum Kulturgutverluste
- 30/01/18

On January 17, 2018, a CIVS delegation traveled to Magdeburg, capital of the Land of Saxony-Anhalt, in order to meet the Deutsches Zentrum Kulturgutverluste to lay the groundwork for future cooperation between the two services.

The 2016 activity report has just been published
- 16/11/17

This year, on the occasion of the fifteenth anniversary of the Washington agreement, he focuses his thematic part to bank spoliations. It also processes on the search for legal heirs and the exploitation of new archive resources.

A new panel for the CIVS
- 20/10/17

On 16 September, the deliberative panel of the CIVS was renewed by decree published in the Official Journal.


The questionnaire for opening a file accompanied by the power of attorney and the proxy form.


The CIVS is open from Mondy to Friday, 10:00am to 12:00pm and 2:30pm to 4:30pm.
+ 33 1 42 75 68 32
20, avenue de Ségur -TSA 20718 6 75334 PARIS CEDEX 07 FRANCE


What does the CIVS do ?

The CIVS provides the Prime Minister with the means to provide compensation for the material and financial spoliations that took place in France during the Occupation.

Are bank-related spoliations compensated ?

Bank-related compensation is governed by the Washington Agreement, signed between the French and American governments on 18 January 2001.

How do I submit a claim ?

Claimants must complete a questionnaire, available on this website, stating the name of the victim and the nature of the spoliation that took place.