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The Holocaust Survivor Fee Waiver Program

A Message from CFO Atwater

About this Program

The right thing to do is the only thing to do.

An estimated 12,500 Holocaust survivors and their families in Florida are being assessed an international wire transfer fee, ranging from $10 to $40 a transaction. This transfer fee amounts to a 10 percent tax on each payment the survivor receives, and is a significant financial burden considering that vast majority are elderly and rely on these payments. I am partnering with several financial institutions in Florida to waive the wire transfer fee on reparation payments.

I encourage you to explore this site's features which include a list of participating financial institutions in Florida, additional information and contact numbers regarding Holocaust restitution assistance, a generic fee waiver form for financial institutions, as well as the Holocaust Victims Assistance Legislation.

While nothing we do can ever fully repay those who suffered through this atrocity, anything we can do to keep money in their pockets is helpful.

What else can we do to help? Please let us know. You can reach us by phone: 1-800-388-4069 or via email.



How to Get Involved

Paper Forms


Participating Institutions

Relevant Legislation

Holocaust Assistance Programs in Florida

Links




If you are a Holocaust Survivor and your bank is not participating in the program, please contact us and we will reach out to your financial institution on your behalf.