International Commission on Holocaust Era Insurance
Claims (ICHEIC) has completed its mission to identify,
settle, and pay individual Holocaust era insurance claims
at no cost to claimants.
working together with 75 European insurance companies
and partner entities throughout Europe, has resolved
more than 90,000 claims. Through the Commission's work,
a total of $306 million was awarded to more than 48,000
Holocaust survivors, their heirs, and the families of
those who did not survive. More than half of this amount
was awarded on policies located as a result of ICHEIC's
archival research (which matched individual Holocaust
survivors and their heirs with policy information) or
through the Commission's humanitarian claims processes.
ICHEIC also committed more than $169 million in additional
funding for humanitarian programs, such as social welfare
benefits for Holocaust survivors worldwide.
website provides access to ICHEIC's agreements with
insurance companies and restitution organizations in
Europe, and to ICHEIC's valuation guidelines, claims
processing guide, audits of member companies, and audited
financial statements. Although ICHEIC has now closed
its doors, this website will be maintained by the United
States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
also encourage you to read ICHEIC's legacy document,
available on this website as well. Published in June
2007, this report describes in comprehensive terms how
the Commission was created and carried out its mandate.
recognize that no Commission can redress the wrongs
that were done by the Holocaust. Nevertheless, I believe
that ICHEIC has achieved its goal of bringing a small
measure of justice to thousands of survivors and their
families, and to the families of those who did not survive.