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


A mediation of the CIVS allows the restitution by Switzerland of a stolen work of art
- 12/03/18

Monday, March 12 th, the Museum of Fine Artsof La Chaux-de-Fonds returned a stolen work of art. The mediation of the Commission for the compensation of victims of spoliations has found a way out to ten years a standoff between the Swiss municipality and the rights holders.

Claims Extends Hardship Fund Benefit to Jews in Algeria
- 21/02/18

Since 1 February, Jews who resided in Algeria between July 1940 and November 1942 and who have been victims of the anti - Semitic persecutions of the Vichy regime are eligible for payment from the Hardship Fund of the Claims Conference.

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 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.