The Claims Conference fired three employees last week who allegedly approved more than 100 fraudulent Holocaust-era claims — filed primarily by Russians now living in Brooklyn — that bilked the German government out of more than $350,000, The Jewish Week has learned.If your Mommy was pregnant during the Siege of Leningrad and managed to escape, and the baby was born in New York, does that mean that the zygote was a Holocaust™ survivor?
He said it is “too early” to know how many fraudulent claims had been paid, but he put the number at “likely more than 100.”
There are 1,500 pending claims in New York and Schneider said those that have been verified are also to be paid in coming days; he declined to say if additional fraudulent claims had been filed since November.
In the last two years, there has been a surge in Hardship Fund applications because Germany broadened the eligibility criteria to include Jews who were in Leningrad at any time during the Nazis’ 900-day siege of the city from September 1941 through January 1944, or fled from Leningrad during those years; Germany paid 7,000 claims in 2008 and 18,000 last year.
Does this scam never end or will Germans be forced to pay every shyster that is Jewish and claims to be a Holocaust™ victim?
There were around 60,000 Jewish concentration camp survivors at the end of WWII. That number jumped to over one million in the late 1990's when ‘The Israeli Prime Minister’s office recently put the number of "living Holocaust survivors" at nearly a million’ according to "Extracts from The Holocaust Industry" by Norman G. Finkelstein
Is the Holocaust Torah rabbi a fraud?Overseas missions? From Brooklyn to the Bronx? Is there a bigger fraud and con game being played upon the world, other than the 'official' 9/11 story and fiat money?
He's been written up in The New York Times. The Christian Science Monitor called him the "Indiana Jones of rabbis." For years, Maryland's Rabbi Menachem Youlus has regaled congregations across the country with his dramatic tales of rescuing and restoring Torah scrolls from the ashes of the Holocaust.
Now, a lengthy piece in the Washington Post has stopped just shy of calling Youlus a fraud -- a significant development not only because it punctures the rabbi's mythic image, but because as a Torah scribe, Youlus is supposed to be above reproach.
Asked why no one in Oswiecim knew about his ad hoc archaeological dig, Youlus changes major details of the story he told Central Synagogue and the New York Times. He says the box containing the Torah was not made of metal, though he can't say exactly what the material was. Youlus says he simply took an educated guess as to where it was buried, hired a crew to dig and found it in the ground beyond the old cemetery walls. As for the priest who supplied the missing parchment panels, Youlus didn't find him through a classified ad. He says his great aunt -- friends with an unidentified Polish cardinal -- helped find the priest. What was the priest's name? "I have no idea," Youlus says. According to the Archdiocese of Krakow, the last local priest who survived Auschwitz died years before Youlus says he arrived on the scene in 2004.
In a 3-hour interview, Youlus is unable to provide a single name, date, place, photograph or document to back up the Auschwitz stories or any of the others. He says that until Save a Torah was founded in 2004, he kept no records. He refers all requests for documentation since then to the foundation's president, investment banker Rick Zitelman of Rockville.
But in a late December meeting at The Washington Post, Zitelman, 54, shows no documentation for any of the scrolls, despite requests. Zitelman says the only paperwork he gets from Youlus is an invoice the rabbi himself writes up for each Torah. He says Youlus does not submit any airline tickets or hotel receipts for overseas missions.
Would the 150,000 German Jews, including admirals, generals and highly decorated vets who served in Hitler's armed forces during WWII be eligible for Holocaust™ slush money?