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Compensation Provisions

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Baden

1) Ordinance concerning the Baden Office for the Assistance for Victims of National Socialism, December 13, 1945, in: ABl. Baden 1946, p. 147 et seq. Online-Version

2) Promulgation on provisional compensation payments for German victims of Nazism, March 12, 1946, in: ABl. Baden 1946, p. 9 et seq. PDF

3) Land Law for the alleviation of urgent social emergencies (Emergency Aid Act), September 20, 1949, in: GVBl. Baden 1949, pp. 323–335. PDF

4) Land Law on Compensation for Victims of National Socialism, January 10, 1950, in: GVBl. Baden 1950, pp. 139–151. PDF

4a) Revised version of the Land Law on Compensation for Victims of National Socialism, October 29, 1951, in: GVBl. Baden 1951, pp. 168–181. PDF

5) Land Law governing Compensation for National Socialist Injustice for Public-Sector Employees, September 6, 1950, in: GVBl. Baden 1950, pp. 285–289. PDF

 

Bavaria

1) Order No. 9 concerning the making-up for disabilities caused by the nationalsocialistic system, by social rights, October 15, 1945, in: GVBl. Bayern 1946, p. 21. PDF

2) Law No. 35 concerning the formation of a special fund for Wiedergutmachung purposes, August 1, 1946, in: GVBl. Bayern 1946, p. 258 et seq. PDF

2a) Law No. 75 concerning the formation of a special fund for Wiedergutmachung purposes, August 1, 1947, in: GVBl. Bayern 1947, p. 164 et seq. PDF

3) Act on Compensation for National Socialist Injustice (USEG), August 12, 1949, in: GVBl. Bayern 1949, p. 195–204. PDF

4) Act on the Recognition as Politically, Racially or Religiously Persecuted Persons, November 15, 1950, in: GVBl. Bayern 1950, p. 224. PDF

5) Act on the Recognition as Persecuted Persons, March 27, 1952, in: GVBl. Bayern 1952, pp. 124–126. PDF

6) Act on the Recognition of Legal Persons and Unincorporated Associations of Persons as Persecuted Victims, November 19, 1952, in: GVBl. Bayern 1952, p. 301. PDF

7) Act granting provisional pensions to persons who have suffered a pension loss due to the elimination of pension institutions (Pension Loss Act), July 27, 1953, in: GVBl. Bayern 1953, pp. 118–120. PDF

 

Berlin

1) Resolution by the Berlin Magistrate on „Assistance for the Victims of Fascism“, June 5, 1945, in: VOBl. Berlin No. 1, July 1945, p. 16 et seq. PDF

2) Ordinance on pension payments to victims of fascism, February 18, 1947, in: VOBl. Berlin 1947, p. 51 et seq. PDF

3) Provisions on the payment of pensions, March 10, 1947, in: VOBl. Berlin 1947, p. 69. PDF

3a) Implementation regulations for the provisions on the payment of pensions of March 10, 1947, April 9, 1948, in: VOBl. Berlin 1948 I, pp. 219–222. PDF

4) Act on the Recognition as Politically, Racially or Religiously Persecuted Persons, March 20, 1950, in: VOBl. Berlin [Ausgabe West] 1950 I, pp. 93–95. PDF

5) Compensation Act for Victims of National Socialism, January 10, 1951, in: VOBl. Berlin [Ausgabe West] 1951 I, pp. 85–92. PDF

5a) Revised version of the Compensation Act for Victims of National Socialism, February 21, 1952, in: GVBl. Berlin 1952, pp. 116–124. PDF

6) Act on Support for Political, Racial, or Religious Persecutees and their Dependants (PrV), March 27, 1952, in: GVBl. Berlin 1952, pp. 226–228. PDF

7) Act on the Recognition of, and Payment of Compensation to, Victims of National Socialism in Berlin who were Persecuted for Political, Racial or Religious Reasons (PrVG), April 13, 1956, in: GVBl. Berlin 1956, pp. 388–393. PDF

7a) Revised version of the Act on the Recognition of, and Payment of Compensation to, Victims of National Socialism in Berlin who were Persecuted for Political, Racial or Religious Reasons (PrVG), April 16, 1973, in: GVBl. Berlin 1973, pp. 714–718. PDF

7b) Revised version of the Act on the Recognition of, and Payment of Compensation to, Victims of National Socialism in Berlin who were Persecuted for Political, Racial or Religious Reasons (PrVG), January 21, 1991, in: GVBl. Berlin 1991, p. 38 et seqq. Current version: gesetze.berlin.de

 

Bremen

1) Law granting special leave for persons persecuted on racial, religious or political grounds, August 2, 1947, in: Brem.GBl. 1947, p. 127. PDF

2) Law concerning the formation of a special fund for Wiedergutmachung purposes, October 30, 1947, in: Brem.GBl. 1947, p. 274. PDF

3) Act on Compensation for National Socialist Injustice (USEG), August 16, 1949, in: Brem.GBl. 1949, pp. 159–166. PDF

4) Act on the Settlement of Wiedergutmachung Claims under the Act on Compensation for National Socialist Injustice (Bremen Settlement Act), July 8, 1952, in: Brem.GBl. 1952, p. 69. PDF

 

Hamburg

1) Law on Special Assistance Pensions, May 24, 1948, in: HmbGVBl. 1948, pp. 27–30. PDF

2) Law on the Detention for Political, Ideological, Religious or Racial Reasons, August 16, 1949, in: HmbGVBl. 1949, pp. 165–167. PDF

3) Act on Compensation of Damages Caused by Political, Ideological, Religious or Racial Persecution (General Compensation Act), April 8, 1953, in: HmbGVBl. 1953, pp. 55–67. PDF

 

Hesse

1) Law concerning the formation of a special fund for Wiedergutmachung purposes, July 10, 1946, in: GVBl. Hessen 1946, p. 226 et seq. PDF

1a) Law concerning the formation of a special fund for Wiedergutmachung purposes, June 24, 1947, in: GVBl. Hessen 1947, p. 39 et seq. PDF

1b) Act amending to the law concerning the formation of a special fund for Wiedergutmachung purposes, March 29, 1949, in: GVBl. Hessen 1949, p. 26. PDF

2) Ordinance on the formation and practice of assistance offices in Greater Hesse, November 27, 1946, in: GVBl. Hessen 1946, p. 227 et seq. PDF

3) Act on Compensation for National Socialist Injustice (USEG), August 10, 1949, in: GVBl. Hessen 1949, pp. 101–111. PDF

 

Lower Saxony

1) Law granting Special Assistance to Victims of National Socialist Persecution (Personal Injury Act), September 22, 1948, in: Nds. GVBl. 1948, pp. 77–79. PDF

1a) Executive ordinance for the Law granting Special Assistance to Victims of National Socialist Persecution (Personal Injury Act), December 6, 1948, in: Nds. GVBl. 1949, p. 1. PDF

1b) Act amending the Law granting Special Assistance to Victims of National Socialist Persecution (Personal Injury Act), May 1, 1952, in: Nds. GVBl. 1952, p. 25.

1c) Revised version of the Law granting Special Assistance to Victims of National Socialist Persecution (Personal Injury Act), May 16, 1952, in: Nds. GVBl. 1952, p. 30–35. PDF

2) Law on Compensation for the Detention on the Basis of National Socialist Measures (Imprisonment Compensation Act), July 31, 1949, in: Nds. GVBl. 1949, pp. 185–187. PDF

2a) Revised version of the Law on Compensation for the Detention on the Basis of National Socialist Measures (Imprisonment Compensation Act) of July 31, 1949, May 16, 1952, in: Nds. GVBl. 1952, pp. 33–35. PDF

 

North Rhine-Westphalia

1) Law Granting Accident and Survivor’s Pensions to the Victims of National Socialist Repression, March 5, 1947, in: GV. NW. 1947, pp. 225–229. PDF

2) Act on the Compensation for the Detention on Political, Racial or Religious Grounds, February 11, 1949, in: GV. NW. 1949, p. 63 et seq. PDF

3) Law on the Right of Appeal in Detention Compensation Matters, August 3, 1951, in: GV. NW. 1951, p. 105 et seq. PDF

4) Act on the Compensation of Damages Resulting from the Dissolution of Pension Funds for Political Reasons, March 4, 1952, in: GV. NW. 1952, p. 42 et seq. PDF

5) Act on the Recognition and Care of Victims of National Socialist Persecution, March 4, 1952, in: GV. NW. 1952, pp. 39–42. PDF

 

Rhineland-Palatinate

1) Decree on the Compensation of Damages Caused by Political, Ideological, Religious or Racial Persecution, January 2, 1946, in: Amtliche Mitteilungen des Oberregierungs-Präsidiums Hessen-Pfalz, January 18, 1946, p. 9.

2) Land Law on Compensation for Victims of National Socialism, May 22, 1950, in: GVBl. Rheinland-Pfalz 1950, pp. 175–188. PDF

2a) Revised version of the Land Law on Compensation for Victims of National Socialism, March 19, 1951, in: GVBl. Rheinland-Pfalz 1951, pp. 63–75. PDF

 

Saarland

1) Law on Compensation for Damages Inflicted to the Victims of National Socialism, July 31, 1948, in: ABl. Saarland 1948, pp. 1122–1129. PDF

2) Revised version of the Law on Compensation for Damages Inflicted to the Victims of National Socialism, July 10, 1951, in: ABl. Saarland 1951, pp. 1036–1043. PDF

 

Schleswig-Holstein

1) Law Granting Special Benefits and Assistance to Politically Persecuted Persons, March 4, 1948, in: GVOBl. Schl.-H. 1948, p. 73 et seq. PDF

1a) Executive ordinance for the Law Granting Special Benefits and Assistance to Politically Persecuted Persons, May 15, 1948, p. 79 et seq. PDF

2) Law Granting Pensions to the Victims of National Socialism and Their Surviving Dependants, March 4, 1948, in: GVOBl. Schl.-H. 1948, pp. 74–76. PDF

2a) First executive ordinance for the Law Granting Pensions to the Victims of National Socialism and Their Surviving Dependants, May 15, 1948, in: GVOBl. Schl.-H. 1948, p. 77. PDF

2b) Second executive ordinance for the Law Granting Pensions to the Victims of National Socialism and Their Surviving Dependants, May 15, 1948, in: GVOBl. Schl.-H. 1948, p. 78 et seq. PDF

2c) Executive ordinance for the Law Granting Pensions to the Victims of National Socialism and Their Surviving Dependants, June 22, 1950, in: GVOBl. Schl.-H. 1950, pp. 205–207. PDF

2d) Promulgation on the repeal of §§ 4 and 5 and correction of a typographical error in the preamble of the executive ordinance for the Law Granting Pensions to the Victims of National Socialism and Their Surviving Dependants, November 6, 1950, in: GVOBl. Schl.-H. 1950, p. 283. PDF

2e) Ordinance amending the executive ordinance of the Law Granting Pensions to the Victims of National Socialism and Their Surviving Dependants, September 1, 1952, in: GVOBl. Schl.-H. 1952, p. 145 et seq. PDF

2f) Second ordinance amending the executive ordinance of the Law Granting Pensions to the Victims of National Socialism and Their Surviving Dependants, November 28, 1956, in: GVOBl. Schl.-H. 1956, p. 200. PDF

3) Law on the Compensation for Imprisonment for the Land Schleswig-Holstein, July 4, 1949, in: GVOBl. Schl.-H. 1949, p. 161 et seq. PDF

4) Act Governing Compensation of Injustice for Civil Servants and Public-Sector Employees, July 4, 1949, in: GVOBl. Schl.-H. 1949, p. 162–164. PDF

5) Act on the Compensation of Damages Resulting from the Dissolution of Pension Funds for Political Reasons, September 27, 1949, in: GVOBl. Schl.-H. 1949, p. 201 et seq. PDF

5a) Ordinance granting pension payments according to the act on the compensation of damages resulting from the dissolution of pension funds for political reasons, March 28, 1956, in: GVOBl. Schl.-H. 1956, p. 75. PDF

6) Executive ordinance for the Act on the Treatment of Victims of National Socialist Persecution in the Area of Social Security, August 1, 1950, in: GVOBl. Schl.-H. 1950, p. 276. PDF

 

Wuerttemberg-Baden

1) Ordinance No. 162 of the Ministry of State on the Formation of the Wiedergutmachung Authorities, June 14, 1947, in: RegBl. Württemberg-Baden 1947, p. 57 et seq. PDF

2) Law No. 169 concerning the formation of a special fund for Wiedergutmachung purposes, July 9, 1947, in: RegBl. Württemberg-Baden 1947, pp. 74–77. PDF

3) Act on Compensation for National Socialist Injustice (USEG), August 16, 1949, in: RegBl. Württemberg-Baden 1949, pp. 187–196. PDF

 

Wuerttemberg-Hohenzollern

1) Law on Compensation for Victims of National Socialism, February 14, 1950, in: RegBl. Württemberg-Hohenzollern 1950, pp.187–200. PDF

2) Law on Compensation for National Socialist Injustice for Public-Sector Employees, February 14, 1950, in: RegBl. Württemberg-Hohenzollern 1950, pp. 200–204. PDF

 

United Economic Zone

1) Act on the Alleviation of Urgent Social Emergencies (Emergency Aid Act), August 8, 1949, in: WiGBl. 1949, pp. 205–214. PDF

2) Executive ordinance for the first, second and third part of the Emergency Aid Act, August 8, 1949, in: WiGBl. 1949, pp. 214–229. PDF

3) GAct on the Treatment of Victims of National Socialist Persecution in the Area of Social Security, August 22, 1949, in: WiGBl. 1949, p. 263 et seq. PDF

 

Land legislation

1) Agreement between the Länder of the Federal Republic of Germany and Berlin to eliminate the gaps in the cut-off dates and the duplication of responsibilities in the compensation laws, May 9/10, 1951, in: GV. NW. 1952, p. 122. PDF

 

US Occupation Zone (Bavaria, Bremen, Hesse, Wuerttemberg-Baden)

1) Act on Compensation for National Socialist Injustice (USEG), July 23, 1949, in: LRGS, pp. 83–93. PDF

 

British Occupation Zone (Hamburg, Lower Saxony, North Rhine-Westphalia, Schleswig-Holstein)

1) Instruction of the British Military Government No. 2900 on assistance for former concentration camp prisoners, enacted for Hamburg, Lower Saxony, North Rhine-Westphalia, Schleswig-Holstein, here: Schleswig-Holstein, December 22, 1945, Abschrift, in: BArch, B 126/12534. PDF

 

French Occupation Zone (Baden, Rhineland-Palatinate and Wuerttemberg-Hohenzollern)

1) Ordinance No. 164 on Compensation for the Victims of National Socialism, June 29, 1948, in: Journal officiel 1948, pp. 1583–1585. PDF

2) Law on Compensation for Victims of National Socialism, promulgated in the Land laws of the French occupation zone (Baden, Rhineland-Palatinate and Wuerttemberg-Hohenzollern), here: Rheinland-Pfalz, May 22, 1950, in: GVBl. Rheinland-Pfalz 1950, pp. 175–188. PDF

 

 

Compensation According to the Federal Compensation Act after 1953

1) Additional Federal Compensation Act for Victims of National Socialist Persecution (BErG), September 18, 1953, in: BGBl. 1953 I, pp. 1387–1408. PDF

1a) Act Amending to the Federal Compensation Act for Victims of National Socialist Persecution, November 24, 1954, in: BGBl. 1954 I, p. 356. PDF

1b) Second Act Amending the Federal Compensation Act for Victims of National Socialist Persecution, August 10, 1955, in: BGBl. 1955 I, p. 506. PDF

1c) Federal Compensation Act (= Third Act Amending the Federal Compensation Act for Victims of National Socialist Persecution), June 29, 1956, in: BGBl. 1956 I, pp. 559–596. PDF

1d) Act Amending the Federal Compensation Act, July 1, 1957, in: BGBl. 1957 I, p. 663. PDF

1e) Supplementary Act to the Third Act Amending the Federal Compensation Act for Victims of National Socialist Persecution, August 19, 1957, in: BGBl. 1957 I, p. 1250. PDF

1f) Second Act Amending the Federal Compensation Act (Final Federal Compensation Act), September 14, 1965, in: BGBl. 1965 I, pp. 1315–1340. PDF

1g) Act Amending the Cut-Off Date of Section 190a of the Federal Compensation Act, August 26, 1966, in: BGBl. 1966 I, p. 525. PDF

1h) Current version of the Federal Compensation Act (BEG) 

2) First executive ordinance for the Additional Federal Compensation Act for Victims of National Socialist Persecution, September 17, 1954, in: BGBl. 1954 I, pp. 271–278. PDF

2a) Second executive ordinance for the Additional Federal Compensation Act for Victims of National Socialist Persecution, December 24, 1954, in: BGBl. 1954 I, pp. 510–514. PDF

2b) Third executive ordinance for the Additional Federal Compensation Act for Victims of National Socialist Persecution, April 6, 1955, in: BGBl. 1955 I, pp. 157–165. PDF

2bb) Ordinance amending the third executive ordinance for the Additional Federal Compensation Act for Victims of National Socialist Persecution (revised version of the third executive ordinance), March 20, 1957, in: BGBl. 1957 I, pp. 269–280. PDF

2c) Fourth executive ordinance for the Federal Compensation Act, March 15, 1957, in: BGBl. 1957 I, p. 281. PDF

2d) Fifth executive ordinance for the Federal Compensation Act, May 16, 1957, in: BGBl. 1957 I, p. 531. PDF

2e) Sixth executive ordinance for the Federal Compensation Act (6. DV-BEG), February 16, 1967, in: BGBl. 1967 I, pp. 233–254. PDF

3) Cabinet decision to extend the scope of the BEG and BRüG to states, with which the Federal Republic of Germany does not maintain diplomatic relations, August 21, 1957, in: BArch, B 136/1149, p. 114 et seq., 118, 120. PDF

3a) Cabinet decision to extend the scope of the BEG to states, with which the Federal Republic of Germany does not maintain diplomatic relations, October 6, 1965, in: BArch, B 136/3312, p. 262 et seq., 269. PDF

3b) Cabinet decision to extend the scope of the BEG to states, with which the Federal Republic of Germany does not maintain diplomatic relations, December 6, 1966, in: BArch, B 136/3312, p. 272 et seq., 276. PDF

3c) Cabinet decision to extend the scope of the BEG to states, with which the Federal Republic of Germany does not maintain diplomatic relations, March 21, 1968, in: BArch, B 136/3312, pp. 287–289, 292, 294. PDF

4) Law No. 658 introducing the Federal Compensation Act, February 6, 1959, in: ABl. Saarland 1959, pp. 759–803. PDF

5) Administrative agreement by the Länder on the uniform interpretation of the Federal Compensation Act, June 23, 1959, in: RzW 1959, p. 364 et seq. PDF

6) Guidelines for the Resumption of Closed Compensation Proceedings (Secondary Proceedings Guidelines), January 1972, in: RzW 1972, p. 1 et seq. PDF

6a) Guidelines for Secondary Proceedings, January 1973, in: RzW 1973, p. 1. PDF

6b) Revised version of the Guidelines for Secondary Proceedings, February 1973, in: RzW 1973, p. 50. PDF

7) Implementation Directives for Article VI of the Final Federal Compensation Act, May 8, 1968, in: BAnz No. 94, May, 18, 1968, p. 1 et seq. PDF

 

 

Compensation Beyond BEG Jurisdiction until 1990

Federal Hardship Provisions 

Compensation for victims of pseudo-medical experiments

1) Cabinet decision to make amends to survivors of pseudo-medical experiments, July 26, 1951, in: BArch, B 136/1153, pp. 28–41, 52. PDF

2) Cabinet decision to extend the compensation for survivors of pseudo-medical experiments living in states, with which the Federal Republic of Germany does not maintain diplomatic relations, June 22, 1960, in: BArch, B 136/58687, Bl. 22–32. PDF

3) Cabinet decision on the cooperation with the International Red Cross with regard to the compensation for survivors of pseudo-medical experiments living in states, with which the Federal Republic of Germany does not maintain diplomatic relations, November 23, 1960, in: BArch, B 136/58687, pp. 34–41. PDF

4) Cabinet decision on the increase of compensation for survivors of pseudo-medical experiments living in states with which the Federal Republic of Germany does not maintain diplomatic relations, April 7, 1961, in: BArch, B 136/58687, pp. 42–47, 50, 52. PDF

 

Financial support for the „Hilfswerk 20. Juli 1944“

1) Cabinet decision on financial support for the „Hilfswerk 20. Juli 1944“, October 2, 1951, in: Kabinettsprotokolle der Bunderegierung. Online-Version

2) SLetter from Robert Lehr, Federal Minister of the Interior, to Fritz Schäffer, Federal Minister of Finance, October 31, 1951, in: BArch, B 126/120162. PDF

3) Minutes of the 170th meeting of the Bundestag’s Budget Committee, March 28, 1952, in: BArch, B 126/120162. PDF

 

Hardship fund for non-Jewish victims persecuted on racial grounds (HNG Fund) and fund for persons affected by the Nuremberg laws

1) Directive on the Disbursement of Resources for Individual Welfare Measures from the Hardship Fund for Non-Jewish Victims of National Socialism (HNG Fund), January 3, 1961, in: BAnz No. 7, January 11, 1961, pp. 1–2. PDF

1a) Revised version of the Directive on the Disbursement of Resources for Individual Welfare Measures from the Hardship Fund for Non-Jewish Victims of National Socialism (HNG Fund), September 7, 1964, in: BAnz No. 228, December 5, 1964, pp. 1–2. PDF

1b) Revised version of the Directive on the Disbursement of Resources for Individual Welfare Measures from the Hardship Fund for Non-Jewish Victims of National Socialism (HNG Fund), September 15, 1966, in: BAnz No. 178, September 22, 1966, pp. 1–2. PDF

 

Compensation for Jewish members of the British Armed Forces from the former British mandate of Palestine who were held as prisoners of war in Greece

1) Global agreement with the Association of Jewish Soldiers of the Second World War and with the Israel War Veterans League, Tel Aviv, June 13, 1959, in: BArch, B 136/1150, pp. 263–267, 270 et seq. PDF

 

Hardship provision for victims living in Israel who suffered damages at the Vapniarka Concentration Camp

1) Cabinet decision on a Hardship Provision on Humanitarian Grounds for Victims Living in Israel who Suffered Damages at the Vapniarka Concentration Camp, August 1, 1959, in: BArch, B 136/3307, pp. 3–6, 10. PDF

 

Hardship payments for victims of forced sterilization

1) Annotation Dept. VI A 4 (Federal Ministry of Finance) on Hardship Provisions for Victims of Forced Sterilization, December 15, 1980, in: BArch, B 126/109431. PDF

 

Hardship-Fund

1) Federal Government Directives on Payments to Persecuted Jews to Compensate for Individual Hardships within the Context of Wiedergutmachung (Hardship-Fund), October 3, 1980, in: BAnz No. 192, October 14, 1980, p. 1. PDF

 

Hardship directives for non-Jewish victims, Compensation Reserve Fund

1) Directives on Payments to Persecuted Non-Jews to Compensate for Individual Hardships within the Context of Wiedergutmachung (Compensation Reserve Fund), August 26, 1981, in: BAnz No. 160, August 29, 1981, p. 1. PDF

1a) Amendment to the Directives on Payments to Persecuted Non-Jews to Compensate for Individual Hardships within the Context of Wiedergutmachung (Compensation Reserve Fund), March 7, 1988, in: BAnz No. 55, March 19, 1988, p. 1278. PDF

 

AKG Hardship Directives

1) Federal Government Directives on Hardship Compensation to Victims of National Socialist Injustice Under the General Act Regulating Compensation for War-induced Losses (AKG Hardship Guidelines), March 7, 1988, in: BAnz No. 55, March 19, 1988, p. 1277 et seq. PDF

 

Compensation beyond BEG legislation

Public servants

1) Act Governing Compensation for National Socialist Injustice for Public-Sector Employees (BWGöD), May 11, 1951, in: BGBl. 1951 I, pp. 291–296. PDF

1a) Correction of the Act Governing Compensation for National Socialist Injustice for Public-Sector Employees, May 18, 1951, in: BGBl. 1951 I, p. 354. PDF

1b) Act Amending the Act Governing Compensation for National Socialist Injustice for Public-Sector Employees, January 7, 1952, in: BGBl. 1952 I, p. 15. PDF

1c) Second Act Amending the Act Governing Compensation for National Socialist Injustice for Public-Sector Employees, August 19, 1953, in: BGBl. 1953 I, pp. 994–995. PDF

1d) Third Act Amending the Act Governing Compensation for National Socialist Injustice for Public-Sector Employees, December 23, 1955, in: BGBl. 1955 I, pp. 820–834. PDF

1e) Fourth Act Amending the Act Governing Compensation for National Socialist Injustice for Public-Sector Employees, October 10, 1957, in: BGBl. 1957 I, p. 1703. PDF

1f) Fifth Act Amending the Act Governing Compensation for National Socialist Injustice for Public-Sector Employees, November 30, 1960, in: BGBl. 1960 I, p. 870. PDF

1g) Sixth Act Amending the Act Governing Compensation for National Socialist Injustice for Public-Sector Employees, August 18, 1961, in: BGBl. 1961 I, pp. 1349–1358. PDF

1h) Seventh Act Amending the Act Governing Compensation for National Socialist Injustice for Public-Sector Employees, September 19, 1965, in: BGBl. 1965 I, pp. 1210–1213. PDF

1i) Revised version of the Act Governing Compensation for National Socialist Injustice for Public-Sector Employees, December 15, 1965, in: BGBl. 1965 I, pp. 2073–2090. PDF

1j) Art. IV § 3 of the Secend Federal Pay Act, November 5, 1973, in: BGBl. 1973 I, p. 1572. PDF

2) Act Governing Compensation for National Socialist Injustice for Public-Sector Employees Living Abroad, March 18, 1952, in: BGBl. 1952 I, p. 137 et seq. PDF

2a) Revised version of the Act Governing Compensation for National Socialist Injustice for Public-Sector Employees Living Abroad, December 15, 1965, in: BGBl. 1965 I, p. 2091 et seq. PDF

3) Law No. 659 introducing the Act Governing Compensation for National Socialist Injustice for Public-Sector Employees, February 6, 1959, in: ABl. Saarland 1959, pp. 803–821. PDF

4) Law No. 660 introducing the Act Governing Compensation for National Socialist Injustice for Public-Sector Employees Living Abroad, February 6, 1959, in: ABl. Saarland 1959, p. 821 et seq. PDF

 

Emergency assistance within the scope of burden equalization

1) Equalization of Burdens Act, August 14, 1952, in: BGBl. 1952 I, pp. 446–533. PDF

 

Compensation for National Socialist injustice for war victims

1) Act on Compensation for National Socialist Injustice through Pensions and Care Services for War Victims Provided to Eligible Persons Resident Abroad (War Victims’ Pensions Act.), August 3, 1953, in: BGBl. 1953 I, pp. 843–845. PDF

1a) Act Amending and Supplementing the War Victims’ Pensions Act for Veterans Residing Abroad, June 25, 1958, in: BGBl. 1958 I, pp. 414–416. PDF

2) Federal Act on Compensation for National Socialist Injustice by Providing Pensions and Care Services for War Victims, June 25, 1958, in: BGBl. 1958 I, p. 412 et seq. PDF

 

General Act Regulating Compensation for War-Induced Losses

1) Act on the General Settlement of Damages Resulting from the War and the Collapse of the German Reich (General Act Regulating Compensation for War-induced Losses), November 5, 1957, in: BGBl. 1957 I, pp. 1747–1777. PDF

 

Social insurance

1) Ordinance extending the social security provisions of the administration of the United Economic Zone to the Länder of Baden, Rhineland-Palatinate, Wuerttemberg-Hohenzollern and the Bavarian district of Lindau, May 12, 1950, in: BGBl. 1950 I, p. 179 et seq. PDF

2) Act on Foreign Pensions Under Social Security Law for Victims in Germany and in Berlin, on Social Security Payments for Victims Living Abroad, and on Voluntary Social Insurance Payments (Act on Foreign Pensions and Pensions Payable Abroad), August 7, 1953, in: BGBl. 1953 I, pp. 848–856. PDF

2a) Act on the Reorganization of Foreign and International Pension Law and the Adjustment of the Berlin Rentenversicherung to the Provisions of the Workers' and Employees’ Pension Insurance Reform Acts (Revised Act on Foreign Pensions and Pensions Payable Abroad), February 25, 1960, in: BGBl. 1960 I, pp. 93–128. PDF

3) Act on the Reorganization of the Pension Insurance Provisions for Workers (Workers' Pension Insurance Reform Act), February 23, 1957, in: BGBl. 1957 I, pp. 45–87. PDF

4) Act on the Reorganization of the Pension Insurance Provisions for Employees (Employees' Pension Insurance Reform Act), February 23, 1957, in: BGBl. 1957 I, pp. 88–132. PDF

5) Act on the Reorganization of the Miners' Pension Insurance Scheme (Miners' Pension Insurance Reform Act), May 21, 1957, in: BGBl. 1957 I, pp. 533–568. PDF

6) Act Amending and Supplementing Provisions on Compensation of National Socialist Injustice in the Social Insurance System, December 22, 1970, in: BGBl. 1970 I, pp. 1846–1851. PDF

 

 

Compensation After 1990

New German Länder

1) Act converting existing pensions to the net level of the Federal Republic of Germany and on further pension regulations (Pension Equalization Act), June 28, 1990, in: GBl. DDR 1990 I, pp. 495–500. PDF

2) Agreement between the Federal Republic of Germany and the German Democratic Republic on the Implementation and Interpretation of the Treaty between the Federal Republic of Germany and the German Democratic Republic on the Establishment of German Unity (Unification Treaty), September 18, 1990, in: BGBl. 1990 II, pp. 1239–1245. PDF

3) Act on Compensation for Victims of National Socialism in the Regions Acceding to the Federal Republic (Compensation Pensions Act), April 22, 1992, in: BGBL. 1992 I, pp. 906–908. PDF

3a) Guidelines on Supplementary Compensation for Victims of National Socialism in the Regions Acceding to the Federal Republic, May 13, 1992, in: BAnz No. 95, May 22, 1992, p. 4186. PDF

 

Other Groups of Victims

1) RFederal Government Guidelines on Transitional Payments to Surviving Spouses of Victims of National Socialist Injustice who, until their death, received pension payments pursuant to the Federal Compensation Act, or ongoing payments from the Compensation Reserve Fund, ongoing payments pursuant to section 5 of the General Act Regulating Compensation for War-induced Losses, ongoing payments pursuant to sections 5 and 6 of the AKG Hardship Guidelines or ongoing payments from the fund for persons affected by the Nuremberg Laws (Transitional Payment Guidelines), March 31, 2021, in: Bundesanzeiger AT of April 26, 2021 B1 PDF

 

Compensation for forced labor (see also International)

1) Act on the Creation of a Foundation “Remembrance, Responsibility and Future (EVZ), August 2, 2000, in: BGBl. 2000 I, pp. 1263–1269. PDF

 

Ghetto Pensions Act

1) Act Regarding the Conditions for Making Pensions Payable on the Basis of Employment in a Ghetto and Amending the Sixth Book of the Social Code, June 20, 2002, in: BGBl. 2002 I, p. 2074 et seq. PDF

1a) First Act amending the Act Regarding the Conditions for Making Pensions Payable on the Basis of Employment in a Ghetto, July 15, 2014, in: BGBl. 2014 I, p. 952 et seq. PDF

2) Federal Government Guidelines on Compensation to Victims of Persecution in Recognition of Work in a Ghetto Which did not Constitute Forced Labor and Which Has Not Been Recognized to Date Under Social Insurance Law (Ghetto Work Recognition Guidelines), October 1, 2007, in: BAnz No. 186, October 5, 2007, p. 7693 et seq. PDF

2a) 2a) Revised version of the Federal Government Guidelines on Compensation to Victims of Persecution in Recognition of Work in a Ghetto Which did not Constitute Forced Labor (Ghetto Work Recognition Guidelines), July 30, 2011, in: BAnz No. 110, July 26, 2011, p. 2624. PDF

2b) Revised version of the Federal Government Guidelines on Compensation to Victims of Persecution in Recognition of Work in a Ghetto Which did not Constitute Forced Labor (Ghetto Work Recognition Guidelines), December 20, 2011, in: BAnz No. 195, December 28, 2011, p. 4608 et seq. PDF

2c) Revised version of the Federal Government Guidelines on Compensation to Victims of Persecution in Recognition of Work in a Ghetto Which did not Constitute Forced Labor (Ghetto Work Recognition Guidelines), July 12, 2017, in: BAnz AT 14.07.2017 B1 PDF

 

AKG Hardship Directives

1) Revised version of the Directives on Hardship Compensation to Victims of National Socialist Injustice under the General Act Regulating Compensation for War-induced Losses (AKG Hardship Directives), March 28, 2011, in: BAnz No. 52, April 1, 2011, p. 1229 et seq. PDF

2) Current version of the AKG Directives 

 

Former Soviet prisoners of war

1) Promulgation of the Directive on Payments for Former Soviet Prisoners of war as a Gesture of Recognition (ASK Recognition Directive), September 30, 2015, in: BAnz AT 14.10.2015 B1. PDF

 

Victims of National Socialist military judiciary

1) Instructions for the Final Settlement of the Rehabilitation and Compensation of Individuals Convicted During the Second World War for Inciting Disobedience, Conscientious Objection or Desertion, December 17, 1997, in: BAnz No. 2, January 6, 1998, p. 41. PDF

2) Act to Reverse Unjust National Socialist Judicial Rulings in Criminal Cases and in Cases of Sterilization Decisions of the Former Hereditary Health Courts, August 25, 1998, in: BGBl. 1998 I, pp. 2501–2504. PDF

2a) Act amending the Act to Reverse Unjust National Socialist Judicial Rulings in Criminal Cases, July 23, 2002, in: BGBl. 2002 I, p. 2714. PDF

2b) Second Act amending the Act to Reverse Unjust National Socialist Judicial Rulings in Criminal Cases, September 24, 2009, in: BGBl. 2009 I, p. 3150. PDF

 

 

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