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


A bill soon to be tabled to return a Klimt painting
- 06/04/21

On March 15, the Minister of Culture announced the return of “Roses under the Trees”, by Gustav Klimt looted in Austria.

Discover the eighth issue of the European restitution committees newsletter
- 28/01/21

The Network of European Restitution Committees has published the eightthseventh issue of the newsletter. To consult it

The 2019 activity report has just been published
- 15/12/20

It traces the activity of the Commission during the year 2019 (in the area of cultural property and in its international dimension in particular), and takes stock of twenty years of action.


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.