"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 - 75334
PARIS CEDEX 07
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Find out more about the 2022 report to the public on the work of the CIVS. Submitted to the Prime Minister and published in French, English and German, this annual report gives an account of the Commission’s activities.
he Network of European Restitution Committees has published the sixteenth issue of the newsletter. To consult it
Mr. Gilles Bon-Maury is appointed Director of the CIVS from June 1, 2023, after the departure of Mr. Jérôme Bénézech, who left his post on March 31, 2023. The interim was provided by Mrs. Sylviane Rochotte, Head of the hearing secretariat.
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.