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The Righteous Among The Nations

Created in 2000, the French Shoah Foundation was established with recovered funds that were stolen from French Jews during the Shoah. The Foundation is charged with promoting in France and other countries, research, commemoration, and education about the Shoah. Their work includes promotion of the actions of the Righteous Among the Nations, conservation of archival documents, supporting Holocaust memorials, and encouraging journeys to the relevant historical sites. The Foundation also supports social work and provides medical assistance for Holocaust survivors. The Foundation encourages development of Jewish culture and awareness of it in the wider French and European community. It supports equal recognition for all denominations of Judaism, supports initiatives to combat new anti Semitism and promotes tolerance and inter-cultural and inter-religious dialogue.

The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany works to secure compensation and restitution for survivors of the Holocaust.
Since 1951, the Claims Conference - working in partnership with the State of Israel - has negotiated for and distributed payments from Germany, Austria, other governments, and certain industry; recovered unclaimed German Jewish property; and funded programs to assist the neediest Jewish victims of Nazism.

The Kingdom of Belgium.

The Foundation "Remembrance, Responsibility and Future" (German acronym EVZ), established following several years of national and international negotiations, was the outcome of an initiative launched by German industry and the German Government. The Foundation uses this income primarily to support international programmes and projects in the following activity areas: A critical examination of history, Working for human rights, and Commitment to the victims of National Socialism.

Due to the large number of murdered Dutch Jews and the many decades that have passed since, for the largest part of the restituted sum no beneficiaries were expected to still be alive. Therefore it was decided to declare these funds as collective property of the Dutch-Jewish community, and to designate it for two destinations: as personal payments to individuals and as allocations for collective goals in the Jewish community.
The organizations of the Dutch-Jewish community in Israel, including "Maror" drew up a policy for management and distribution of these funds and decided that those will support projects of the Dutch-Jewish community in Israel for in various fields such as religion, security, education, research, remembrance etc.

The foundation aims to serve the public interest by financing initiatives designed to bring about lasting improvements to society. By virtue of the foundation’s mandate, two-thirds or more of the foundation’s funding budget are to go to Jewish organizations.

Stichting Vrienden van Yad Vashem - Nederland