hide The Swiss Banks Holocaust Settlement claims program operated by the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, beginning with the class action lawsuits first filed in 1996 and completed with the last distributions to claimants in 2019, is now closed. This website, which contains information about the Swiss Banks Holocaust litigation, settlement and distribution process, the Special Masters’ filings including the proposed Distribution Plan and the Final Report, as well as links to the Court’s decisions and other relevant filings and materials, is no longer being updated. However, the website and all attached documents and links will continue to remain available online, through the assistance of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, for historical purposes.
   
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This is the official website of the Swiss Banks Settlement: In re Holocaust Victim Assets Litigation.
Please note that all deadlines to file claims relating to the Swiss Banks Holocaust Settlement have expired.
The Swiss Banks Holocaust Settlement claims process has resulted in the payment of nearly $1.287 billion — an amount exceeding the $1.25 billion settlement fund — to over 458,400 Holocaust victims and their heirs in every U.S. state, and in more than 80 nations.
The decisions returning Swiss bank accounts to their owners and heirs (“Deposited Assets Class” decisions), which were authorized by the Court, may be accessed here. For links to decisions relating to other class members (“Slave Labor Class I”, “Slave Labor Class II” and “Refugees”), please refer to the descriptions of each class, accessible through the index appearing to the left on this page.
The Special Masters’ final report describing the litigation, settlement and distribution process has been submitted to the Court. The Executive Summary of the Final Report can be accessed here. The entire Final Report can be accessed here.