Paul Metsemakers: “The harsh reality”

Out of necessity, Paul shares his story via the telephone. He soon makes a very enthusiastic impression. At the end of the 1980s, the war touched him, at a birthday party of a fellow student. “I studied law and was a member of the student association for International Relations in Utrecht, together with many Jewish […]

Foundation’s chairman Ernst Numann: “Hurtful stories”

There is a ring binder on the table that contains twenty-five detailed memorandums. The board of the Holocaust Foundation for Individual Insurance Claims Sjoa (SIVS) is meeting today to take a decision about these twenty-five memorandums. “Each memorandum represents a claim and tells the sad history of a Jewish family”, Numann explains. He randomly picks […]