Can the Claims Conference get past a shocking fraud?

21.07.2012                      02.Aw. 5772                      Matot-Massei

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Can the Claims Conference get past a shocking fraud?

A look at how Claims Conference employees defrauded Germany, and how the organization plans to return to its core mission of helping Holocaust survivors.

The first sign that something was amiss at the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany happened to fall on an ominous date on the Jewish calendar: November 9, 2009, the anniversary of Kristallnacht.
Greg Schneider had been at the helm of the Claims Conference, which administers the distribution of billions of dollars in Holocaust reparations from Germany, for less than five months when a telephone operator responsible for talking to survivors and entering data noted something highly unusual….