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International Provisions and Agreements

Agreements Until 1990

1) Minutes on the Potsdam Conference, August 2, 1945 (excerpt), in: German Bundestag. Stenographic Reports Vol. 12, p. 9551 et seq. PDF

2) Agreement on Reparations from Germany, on the Establishment of an Inter-Allied Reparation Agency and on the Restitution of Monetary Gold, Paris, January 14, 1946, in: German Bundestag. Stenographic Reports Vol. 12, pp. 9552–9555. PDF

3) Occupation Statute for Germany, issued on May 12, 1949, in: Abl. AHK 1949, No. 1, pp. 2, 13–15. PDF

4) Convention on the Settlement of Matters Arising out of the War and the Occupation (Settlement Convention), May 26, 1952 / October 23,1954, in: BGBl. 1955 II, pp. 405–468. PDF

4a) Announcement regarding the Fifth Part of the Convention on the Settlement of Matters Arising out of the War and the Occupation, June 8, 1955, in: BGBl. 1955 II, p. 700. PDF

4b) Announcement of the Agreement of September 27/28, 1990 Concerning the Convention on Relations between the Federal Republic of Germany and the Three Powers (as amended) and the Convention on the Settlement of Matters Arising out of the War and the Occupation (as amended), October 8, 1990, in: BGBl. 1990 II, pp. 1386–1389. PDF

 

Israel and Jewish Organizations

1) Agreement between the Federal Republic of Germany and the State of Israel (Luxembourg Agreement) and the Protocols No. 1 und No. 2 between cabinet representatives of the Federal Republic of Germany and the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Hague Protocols), September 10, 1952, in: BGBl. 1953 II, pp. 35–97. PDF

2) Agreement on a German Contribution to the Administrative Expenses of the State of Israel for the Activities of Israeli Government Agencies in the fields of Wiedergutmachung and Burden Sharing, February 20/25, 1968, in: BAnz No. 94, 1969, p. 3. PDF

3) Agreement Concerning the Financing of Pensions in the Case of Damage to Health for Jewish Victims Living in Israel (Dinstein Agreement), February 6, 1970 (unpublished)

4) Agreement between the Federal Republic of Germany and the State of Israel on Social Security, December 17, 1973, in: BGBl. 1975 II, pp. 246–252. PDF

5) Agreement on a revised version of the Agreement on a German Contribution to the Administrative Expenses of the State of Israel for the Activities of Israeli Government Agencies in the fields of Wiedergutmachung and Burden Sharing, August 18/26, 1981, in: BGBl. 1981 II. pp. 1026–1028. PDF

 

USA

1) Agreement between the Federal Republic of Germany and the United States of America on Social Security, January 7, 1976, in: BGBl. 1976 II, pp. 1358–1370. PDF

 

Western Europe

Belgium

1) Agreement between the Federal Republic of Germany and the Kingdom of Belgium on Benefits to Belgian Nationals Who Were Victims of National Socialist Measures of Persecution, September 28, 1960, in: BGBl. 1961 II, pp. 1037–1039. PDF

2) Agreement between the Federal Republic of Germany and the Kingdom of Belgium on War Victims' Pensions, September 21, 1962, in: BGBl. 1964 II, pp. 455–460. PDF

2a) Supplementary Agreement to the Agreement between the Federal Republic of Germany and the Kingdom of Belgium on War Victims' Pensions of September 21, 1962, December 5, 1973, in: BGBl. 1974 II, pp. 1252–1255. PDF

 

Denmark

1) Agreement between the Federal Republic of Germany and the Kingdom of Denmark on Benefits to Danish Nationals Who Were Victims of National Socialist Measures of Persecution, August 24, 1959, in: BGBl. 1960 II, pp. 1233–1335. PDF

 

France

1) Fourth Supplementary Agreement to the General Agreement between the Federal Republic of Germany and France on Social Security of July 10, 1950, July 10, 1950, in: BGBl. 1951 II, pp. 177-200, here p. 195 et seq. PDF

2) Agreement between the Federal Republic of Germany and the Republic of France on Benefits to French Nationals Who Were Victims of National Socialist Measures of Persecution, July 15, 1960, in: BGBl. 1961 II, pp. 1029–1033. PDF

3) Agreement between the Federal Republic of Germany and the Republic of France on the German Contribution of 250 Million Deutsche Mark to a Foundation for “Franco-German Understanding” to support former French citizens forcefully recruited by the German Wehrmacht, March 31, 1981, in: BGBl. 1984 II, p. 608 et seq. PDF

 

Greece

1) Agreement between the Federal Republic of Germany and the Kingdom of Greece on Benefits to Greek Nationals Who Were Victims of National Socialist Measures of Persecution, March 18, 1960, in: BGBl. 1961 II, pp. 1596–1598. PDF

 

Great Britain

1) Agreement between the Federal Republic of Germany and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland on Benefits to British Nationals Who Were Victims of National Socialist Measures of Persecution, June 9, 1964, in: BGBl. 1964 II, pp. 1032–1036. PDF

 

Italy

1) Agreement between the Federal Republic of Germany and the Republic of Italy on Benefits to Italian Nationals Who Were Victims of National Socialist Measures of Persecution, June 2, 1961, in: BGBl. 1963 II, pp. 791–797. PDF

 

Luxembourg

1) Agreement between the Federal Republic of Germany and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, July 11, 1959, in: BGBl. 1960 II, pp. 2077–2108. PDF

2) Exchange of notes between the Federal Republic of Germany and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg on the German Contribution of 12 Million Deutsche Mark to the Luxembourg “Assistance to the Elderly” Foundation to support former forced recruits and their families, November 30, 1987.

 

Netherlands

1) Fourth Supplementary Agreement to the Agreement between the Federal Republic of Germany and the Kingdom of the Netherlands on Social Security of March 29, 1951, on the Settlement of Claims acquired by Dutch workers between May 13, 1940 and September 1, 1945, in the German social security system, December 21, 1956, in: BGBl. 1959 II, pp. 432–434. PDF

2) Treaty between the Federal Republic of Germany and the Kingdom of the Netherlands on the Settlement of Financial Questions and on payments for Dutch victims of National Socialist persecution (Financial Treaty), April 8, 1960, in: BGBl. 1963 II, pp. 629–645. PDF

2a) Decree of May 22, 1963, establishing a Regulation on Benefits to National Socialist Persecutees, May 22, 1963, in: Staatsblad 1963, pp. 749–751 (No. 220) PDF (BArch, B 126/260125).

2b) Decree of November 1, 1963, amending the Regulation on Benefits to National Socialist Persecutees, November 1, 1963, in: Staatsblad 1963, p. 1295 (No. 433) PDF (BArch, B 126/260125).

2c) Decree of July 4, 1966, repealing the Regulation on Benefits to National Socialist Persecutees, July 4, 1966, in: Staatsblad 1966, p. 709 (No. 274) PDF (BArch, B 126/260125).

3) Agreement between the Federal Republic of Germany and the Kingdom of the Netherlands on Compensation for Dutch Repatriates, April 8, 1960, in: BArch, B 136/3309, pp. 240-252, here p. 245 et seq. PDF

4) Supplementary Agreement to the Financial Treaty between the Federal Republic of Germany and the Kingdom of the Netherlands of April 8, 1960, May 14, 1962, in: BGBl. 1963 II, pp. 663–665. PDF

 

Norway

1) Agreement between the Federal Republic of Germany and the Kingdom of Norway on Benefits to Norwegian Nationals Who Were Victims of National Socialist Measures of Persecution, August 7, 1959, in: BGBl. 1960 II, pp. 1336–1338. PDF

2) Act on the Distribution of the Compensation Received According to the Agreement of August 7, 1959 between the Federal Republic of Germany and the Kingdom of Norway on Benefits to Norwegian Nationals Who Were Victims of National Socialist Measures of Persecution, March 25, 1960, in: Norsk Lovtidend 1960, pp. 240–243. Online-Version

 

Austria

1) Vertrag between the Federal Republic of Germany and the Republic of Austria on the Settlement of Claims of Displaced Persons, Repsettlers and Persecuted Persons on further financial and social issues (Kreuznach Agreement), November 17, 1961, in: BGBL. 1962 II, pp. 1041–1063. PDF

 

Sweden

1) Agreement between the Federal Republic of Germany and the Kingdom of Sweden on Benefits to Swedish Nationals Who Were Victims of National Socialist Measures of Persecution, August 3, 1964, in: BGBl. 1964 II, pp. 1402–1404. PDF 

 

Switzerland

1) Agreement between the Federal Republic of Germany and the Swiss Confederation on Benefits to Swiss Nationals Who Were Victims of National Socialist Measures of Persecution, June 29, 1961, in: BGBl. 1963 II, p. 155 et seq. PDF

2) Agreement between the Federal Republic of Germany and the Swiss Confederation on Compensation for Swiss Repatriates, June 29, 1961, in: BArch, B 136/3309, pp. 240-252, here p. 247 et seq. PDF

 

Eastern Europe

ČSSR

1) Global Agreement between the Federal Republic of Germany and the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic on Compensation for Victims of Pseudo-Medical Experiments, October 30, 1969, in: BArch, B 136/7295, pp. 8–10. PDF

 

Yugoslavia

1) Treaty between the Federal Republic of Germany and the Federal People's Republic of Yugoslavia on Economic Cooperation, March 10, 1956, in: BGBl. 1956 II, pp. 967–669. PDF

2) Treaty between the Federal Republic of Germany and the Federal People's Republic of Yugoslavia on the Settlement of Certain Social Security Claims, March 10, 1956, in: BGBl. 1958 II, pp. 168–171. PDF

3) Global Agreement between the Federal Republic of Germany and the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia on Compensation for Victims of Pseudo-Medical Experiments, April 24, 1961.

3a) Supplementary Agreement to the Global Agreement between the Federal Republic of Germany and the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia on Compensation for Victims of Pseudo-Medical Experiments, September 7, 1963.

4) Capital Assistance Agreement between the Federal Republic of Germany and the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, February 20, 1972.

5) Capital Assistance Agreement between the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany and the Government of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, December 10, 1974, in: BGBl. 1975 II, pp. 361–363. PDF

 

Poland

1) Global Agreement between the Federal Republic of Germany and the Polish People’s Republic on Compensation for Victims of Pseudo-Medical Experiments, November 16, 1972.

2) Agreement between the Federal Republic of Germany and the Polish People’s Republic on Pension and Accident Insurance, October 9, 1975, in: BGBl. 1976 II, pp. 393–402. PDF

3) Agreement between the Federal Republic of Germany and the Polish People’s Republic on a Financial Loan, October 9, 1975, in: Bulletin des Presse- und Informationsamts der Bundesregierung. No. 121. October 10, 1975, pp. 1198–1199. PDF

 

Hungary

1) Global Agreement between the Federal Republic of Germany and the Hungarian People’s Republic on Compensation for Victims of Pseudo-Medical Experiments, January 11, 1971, in: BArch, B 136/7296, pp. 243–257. PDF

2) Agreement between the Federal Republic of Germany and the National Committee of Persons Persecuted by Nazism in Hungary, January 22, 1971, in: BArch, B 136/7296, pp. 228–242. PDF

 

United Nations

1) Governmental Agreement between the Federal Republic of Germany and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees on the Allocation of Payments to victims Persecuted for Reasons of Nationality (Nationalverfolgte) to Settle Individual Cases of Hardship, October 5, 1960, UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Online-Version

1a) Announcement by the Federal Foreign Office on the Implementation of the Agreement on Supplementary Payments for Victims Persecuted for Reasons of Nationality, in: BAnz No. 53, March 16, 1961, p. 3. PDF

2) Supplementary Agreement between the Federal Republic of Germany and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Regarding Payments for Victims Persecuted for Reasons of Nationality (Nationalverfolgte), November 24, 1966, see: United Nations 1/1967, p. 27. PDF

3) Governmental Agreement between the Federal Republic of Germany and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees on the Allocation of Payments to victims Persecuted for Reasons of Nationality (Nationalverfolgte) to Settle Individual Cases of Hardship, November 2/26, 1981, in: BGBl. 1982 II, p. 80 et seq. PDF

4) Governmental Agreement between the Federal Republic of Germany and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees on the Allocation of Payments to victims Persecuted for Reasons of Nationality (Nationalverfolgte) to Settle Individual Cases of Hardship, September 10/November 27, 1984, see: Deutscher Bundestag, Drucksache 10/6287, p. 51. PDF

Agreements After 1990

Open Property Issues

USA

1) Agreement between the Federal Republic of Germany and the United States of America Concerning the Settlement of Certain Property Claims, May 13, 1992, in: BGBl. 1992 II, pp. 1222–1227. PDF 

 

Foundations and Projects

Belarus, Russia, Ukraine

1) Exchange of notes between the Federal Republic of Germany and the Republic of Belarus, the Russian Federation and the Ukraine on financial support to foundations for “understanding and reconciliation” to be established in these countries, March 30, 1993.

 

Estonia

1) Governmental Agreement between the Federal Republic of Germany and the Republic of Estonia on financial support for specific social projects to meet the individual needs of victims of National Socialism in Estonia, June 22, 1995.

 

Latvia

1) Governmental Agreement between the Federal Republic of Germany and the Republic of Latvia on financial support for specific social projects to meet the individual needs of victims of National Socialism in Latvia, August 27, 1998.

 

Lithuania

1) Governmental Agreement between the Federal Republic of Germany and the Republic of Lithuania on financial support for specific social projects to meet the individual needs of victims of National Socialism in Lithuania, July 26, 1996.

 

Poland

1) Exchange of notes between the Federal Republic of Germany and the Republic of Poland on financial support for a „Foundation for Polish-German Reconciliation “, October 16, 1991.

 

Czech Republic

1) German-Czech Agreement on the Establishment of a German-Czech Future Fund, December 29, 1997, in: BGBl. 1998 II, pp. 118–126. PDF

 

USA

1) Agreement between the Federal Republic of Germany and the United States of America on the Creation of a foundation „Remembrance, Responsibility and Future“, July 17, 2000, in: BGBl. 2000 II, pp. 1372–1388. PDF

 

Provisions for Individual Services

USA

1) Agreement between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany Concerning Final Benefits to Certain United States Nationals Who Were Victims of National Socialist Measures of Persecution, September 19, 1995, in: U.S. Department of State. Office of Treaty Affairs. Treaties and Other International Acts Series (TIAS). No. 13019. PDF

1a) Supplementary Agreement to the Agreement between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany Concerning Final Benefits to Certain United States Nationals Who Were Victims of National Socialist Measures of Persecution, January 25 1999, in: U.S. Department of State. Office of Treaty Affairs. Treaties and Other International Acts Series (TIAS). No. 13019. PDF

 

Jewish Claims Conference

1) Agreement between the Federal Republic of Germany and the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany referring to Article 2 of the German-German Agreement on the Implementation and Interpretation of the Unification Treaty of September 18, 1990 (Article 2 Fund), October 29, 1992.

1a) Revision of the Article 2 Fund of October 19, 1992 between the Federal Republic of Germany and the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, November 15, 2012, here: Homepage der Deutschen Botschaft Santiago de Chile. PDF

2) Agreement between the Federal Republic of Germany and the Jewish Claims Conference (JCC) on financial support by the Federal Republic of Germany for a fund to be established by the Claims Conference for the compensation of Jewish victims of National Socialist persecution in central and eastern European countries (Central and Eastern European Fund, CEEF), January 1998.

3) Agreement between the Federal Republic of Germany and the Jewish Claims Conference to set up a joint fund that provided one-time payments as supplements for therapeutic, psychological and medical treatments for victims persecuted as children (Child Survivor Fund), August 2014.

4) Agreement between the Federal Ministry of Finance and the Jewish Claims Conference (JCC) on the revision of the agreement on financial aid for a JCC fund providing home care services for Jewish victims of National Socialist persecution (Homecare Fund), January 1, 2017.

5) Agreement between the Federal Ministry of Finance and the Jewish Claims Conference (JCC) to establish a special fund for region specific persecution (Region-specific Severe Persecution Fund, RSP-Fund) for Jewish survivors of the Siege of Leningrad, for Jews who survived the National Socialist occupation of France by living in hiding, and Jews who were persecuted in Romania, May 2021.

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