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S. 2621 (116th): Holocaust Insurance Accountability Act of 2019

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How should Holocaust survivors legally attempt to claim any money stolen from them and still owed since the 1940s?


To this day, some Holocaust survivors have not been paid money they’ve been owed for more than 70 years. As a recent Congressional Research Service report noted, “Up to billions of dollars worth of assets seized by the Nazis from individual citizens and deposited in private and national banks throughout Western Europe had never been returned.”

Claimants used to go through the International Commission on Holocaust Era Insurance Policies (ICHEIC), which was created in August 1998. However, the commission shut down in March 2007, having paid out $306 million to 48,263 claimants. The commission closed because they said they had completed all claims and appeals they’d received.

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Marco Rubio

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Florida. Republican.

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Last Updated: Oct 17, 2019
Length: 11 pages
Oct 17, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on October 17, 2019, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


6 Cosponsors (5 Republicans, 1 Democrat)



Oct 17, 2019

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S. 2621 (116th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 2621. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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