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

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The website is the information portal of the Commission for the Compensation of Victims of Spoliations Resulting from the Anti-Semitic Legislation in Force during the Occupation.

The site is intended to provide claimants with information regarding the measures to be taken with the CIVS in order to file a claim relating to spoliations they have suffered or of which their family has been victim. In general terms, the site is intended to explain one of the components of French reparation policy to the general public.

The site is published and administered by the CIVS.
In accordance with the provisions of Article 6 of law No. 2004-575 of 21 June 2004 on confidence in the digital economy, users of the website are advised of the identities of the various individuals involved in its construction and monitoring:

Director of publication: Jérôme Bénézech, Head of the Commission for the Compensation of Victims of Spoliations.
Designer: French Government Information Service (SIG)
Hosting: Worldline

Photo credits

The photographs featured on this website are taken from various sources, as specified below.

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Prisoners unload a truck at the Drancy camp. France, 1942 © Shoah Memorial - C.D.J.C./Coll. Francis Van Kote
Notices on the front of a pen repair shop stating ‘Entreprise Juive’ [‘Jewish Business’] in both French and German and advising of a change of management, Paris. France, 1940 © Shoah Memorial - C.D.J.C.
2013 painting restitution ceremony © MCC David Millier
Photo taken on 16 July 1995 of President of the Republic Jacques Chirac giving a speech at the ceremonies held to commemorate the Vel d’Hiv roundup of 16 July 1942. © Jack Guez / AFP

Other photos on the site
Resource materials - Files (cc) lnitsche
Other programs - Files (cc) Andy Ciordia
Getting compensation - Files (cc) Guillaume Brialon
Places of memory – The Memorial of Vernet-d’Ariège Internment Camp (cc) Thierry Llansades

The credits for photos illustrating news and other content can be found on the page concerned.

Please contact us should you wish to reproduce any of the site’s content (graphics, documents, photos or videos).


All content found on the website is protected by copyright. Said content cannot, therefore, be used without the author’s permission, in accordance with Article L.122-4 of the Intellectual Property Code.
Applications for authorisation to reproduce any content must be submitted to the editorial board by mail.

Liability clause

The information provided on this website is provided as a service to the public. Whilst every care is taken when transcribing official texts and verifying content and information, neither the Prime Minister nor the Commission for the Compensation of Victims of Spoliations can be held responsible for its accuracy.

The information and/or documents provided on the website are liable to change or be updated at any time.

The Commission for the Compensation of Victims of Spoliations cannot, under any circumstances, be held responsible for damages of any kind resulting from the interpretation or use of the information and/or documents provided on the website.

Accessibility has been developed in accordance with the recommendations of the General Framework of Reference for Administrative Accessibility (RGAA).

The site is compatible with all available browsers and accessible to all, notwithstanding any event of force majeure.

We are committed to continually improving the accessibility of our content with a view to facilitating access to the information provided at


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