May 9, 2018. US president signs a measure requiring the US State Department to monitor what European countries have done to compensate Holocaust victims who had assets stolen by Nazis. September 15, 2018 No Comments Reference: https://www.timesofisrael.com/senate-passes-bill-to-help-holocaust-survivors-obtain-restitution/ Back to Timeline Related Previous Post Next Post You may also like March 23, 2019 More than 700 claims have been filed under an agreement between U.S. and France in which French officials have agreed to pay out $60 million for the deportations carried out by SNCF, the France’s railway system. In exchange, the U.S. government agreed to ask courts to dismiss any lawsuits against SNCF or the French government (“U.S. Begins Paying Out Reparations from France to Holocaust Survivors and Their Heirs” by Katherine Shaver, Washington Post, September 15, 2016). August 9, 2018 August 8, 1945. The Charter of the Nuremberg Tribunal defines crimes against humanity as: “Murder, extermination, enslavement, deportation, and other inhumane acts committed against any civilian population whether or not in violation of the domestic law of the country where perpetrated.” June 15, 2001 In 2001, a lawsuit is brought against the French national railroad in the Eastern District of New York Court charging the Societe Nationale des Chemins de Fer with transporting 72,000 Jews to death camps in August 1944.