"In concealing nothing about the dark hours of our history we are simply standing up for a vision of humanity, of human liberty and dignity"
Jacques Chirac, extract from the speech delivered on 16 July 1995, at the commemoration of the Vel’ d’Hiv’ roundup
76.000 Jews were deported from France between 1942 and 1944.
"100.000 objects and work of art were looted, along with several million books."
Jean Mattéoli, Working Party on the Spoliation of Jews in France : general report, 2000.
Contact the CIVS by post :
20, avenue de Ségur - TSA 20718 6 75334
PARIS CEDEX 07
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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.
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.
On 16 September, the deliberative panel of the CIVS was renewed by decree published in the Official Journal.
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.
Bank-related compensation is governed by the Washington Agreement, signed between the French and American governments on 18 January 2001.
Claimants must complete a questionnaire, available on this website, stating the name of the victim and the nature of the spoliation that took place.