Application

It is no longer possible to submit an application for compensation. The scheme was in effect for a period of one year, from 5 August 2019 to 5 August 2020.

All applications assessed

A total of 7,791 applications were received and processed over the course of the implementation period (5 August 2019 – 5 August 2020). 5,498 applications were accepted, 1,620 were rejected and 673 were excluded, for example on the grounds of being duplicates.

Of those applications that were accepted, 804 came from survivors of the transports (referred to as ‘stakeholders’ for the purposes of the scheme). The other applications came from their children (4,433) or from their widows/widowers (261). NS has paid a total of €43,877,500 to stakeholders (or their next of kin) through the Committee.

Further information can be found in the final report issued that the Committee presented to NS on 3 June.

Partnership

For the purposes of assessing and processing the applications, the Committee teamed up with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and the Camp Westerbork Memorial Centre (HcKW) as part of the implementing organisation. The Jewish Social Work Foundation (JMW), the Pelita Foundation, the National Archives (NA) and the Social Insurance Bank (SVB) also made vital contributions in connection with the submission and assessment of applications.

Finalisation

The individual compensation scheme was closed on 5 August 2020. By then, 6,765 applications had been assessed. All remaining, outstanding applications were assessed over the ensuing period (by March 2021) and the Committee provided some additional information at the request of the complaints committee. Everything will be finalised by the last quarter of 2021, whereupon the Foundation for Individual Compensation for Victims of WWII Transport by NS, and thus the Committee too, will be dissolved.