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


The CIVS welcomes the partner commissions of its European network
- 20/03/19

On 5 April, the CIVS receives the representatives of the commissions in Europe who, like it, are working on the research and restitution of the cultural property looted.

The Symposium on looted art in Bonn on 20 and 21 February
- 13/02/19

 The CIVS, the Institut français d’Allemagne and the Käte Hamburger Kolleg “Recht als Kultur” (University of Bonn) organised on 20 and 21 February in Bonn a symposium entitled “Looted Art: Provenance Research and Restitution Practice in Germany and France”.

Establishment of a Network of European Restitution Committees
- 28/01/19

On 1 January, a network was created linking the commitee in Austria, France, Great Britain, Germany and Netherlands wich are working on the research and restitution of cultural property looted by the Nazis


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.