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

NEWS

Discover the tenth issue of the European restitution committees newsletter
- 18/08/21

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

RETURN OF 12 WORKS TO THE HEIRS OF ARMAND DORVILLE
- 17/06/21

On the recommendation of the CIVS, Prime Minister Jean Castex has decided to return to the descendants of the Jewish lawyer Armand Dorville twelve works acquired by the French State in 1942. These artworks are currently in the Louvre, the Musée d’Orsay and the Château de Compiègne.

They have to get a special authorization in order to be taken away out of the national collections. The French Government will present a draft law to effectively implement this decision.

THE ZENTRAL- UND LANDESBIBLIOTHEK BERLIN RETURNS TO THE FRENCH MINISTRY OF THE ARMED FORCES A BOOK LOOTED DURING THE OCCUPATION
- 17/06/21

A casebook Recueil des arrêts du Conseil d’Etat statuant au contentieux et des décisions du Tribunal des Conflits et de la Cour des Comptes, Recueil Sirey, Paris, 1911, was seized by the German occupation forces from the library of the Ministère de l’Air (Ministry of Air) in Paris. The book was then passed on to the “Institut für Staatsforschung”, a Nazi organ under the supervision of Himmler from 1939. During the Second World War, the Institut was directly commissioned by the National Socialist regime to produce notes and studies for propaganda purposes in the light of documents looted and plundered from the occupied territories. This mission justified the enrichment of his library through wartime looting and plundering.

COMPENSATION CLAIM FORM

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

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Q&AQUESTIONS/ANSWERS

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.