FOR A FAIR DEAL!
The Foundation for Victims of the Japanese Concentration Camps (Stichting Vervolgingsslachtoffers Jappenkamp 1942-1945), hereinafter referred to as SVJ, was founded on the 26th July 2001 by notarial deed and registered on August 1st, 2001 with the Chamber of Commerce at Amersfoort, The Netherlands (NL), under registration nr 32087105.
The sole purpose of SVJ is to serve the interests of the victims of persecution – or their next of kin - who were incarcerated in Japanese concentration camps, enclosed ghettoes or prisons in former Netherlands East Indies (NEI) or the other occupied South East Asian territories, from January 1942 to abt. September 1945.
SVJ ’s objective is to dedicate its efforts with all the means, expertise and experience at their disposal, to obtain the long overdue redress and compensation for the loss of belongings, properties, valuables, art collections, private enterprises, inventories, business capital, etc. etc. as a consequence of their captivation by the oppressor.
SVJ will promote with the Dutch Government that it cannot persist any longer in shrinking out from its obligations and liabilities towards Dutch nationals from the former NEI, after having waived all Japan’s obligations by signing the Peace Treaty 1951 with Japan, under the article 14(b).
SVJ will remind the Dutch Government of the fact that the governments of its former Allies in the Pacific War Theatre finally decided to compensate their victims of persecution of Japan in 2000 and 2001 by ex gratia grants of around € 18.000, including their substitutes.
SVJ calls all Victims of Persecution of the Jap Camps in The Netherlands and abroad, to financially support the Foundation in order to enable SVJ to achieve its goal. Also widows and widowers or children who were not interned can apply for registration of a deceased camp victim.
SVJ is promoting to effectuate the grant to be transmittable similar to the ex gratia grants paid to the Jewish and the Sinti/Roma victims of Nazi persecution. Following the allowance rules an heir can substitute for one deceased, whether or not a camp victim him or herself.
Case 1 – A widow (herself not a camp victim) can register her deceased spouse by applying and paying the registration fee of minimal € 45 for non EU countries.
In this case the children cannot register their father.
Case 2 – One of the two children – even if they were not camp victims themselves – can register their deceased parent. In case of payment each child is entitled to 50%.
Case 3 – Three of the four children of a victimized family are still alive. Both parents meanwhile passed away. The three children can register themselves and two can each register a parent also. In case of a payment, each of the three children is entitled to a statutory portion.
Case 4 – Of course, everybody who is a victim of the Japanese, can subscribe.
Applicants are only registered after SVJ received the registration payment. As soon as your payment is in our bank account you will receive the official registration form with your personal SVJ registration number (or that of the deceased), of which a copy should be returned to SVJ duly signed, which if necessary authorizes SVJ to file a law suit against the State of the Netherlands as your representative.
So, it is important that you return the registration form.
For further payments or donations you only need to mention your registration number.
The more subscribers, the more funds can be raised for the enormous expenses that are ahead of us.
SVJ is fighting for a just and rightful compensation. A fair deal. For ourselves and for our deceased. Only with the help of all of you, we can obtain what has been superseded for more than sixty years.
Do you know of a victim who hasn’t been registered yet? Send him or her this letter by email. Or apply for the SVJ info kit that can be sent by snail mail. Or refer the person to our website www.svjappenkamp.nl with the digital application form.
Thanking you in advance for your support.
Stichting Vervolgingsslachtoffers Jappenkamp 1942-1945
Paul Horsman - President
Lilian Sluijter - Secretary General
Jan H. Tulner - Treasurer
P.S.: Registration fees cannot be refunded.
Payments from abroad from non-EU countries:
Registration fee: € 45,00 per person to be registered, on either ABN AMRO
188.8.131.523, favour Stichting Vervolgingsslachtoffers Jappenkamp, Hilversum, Holland,
or Postbank 90.66.851, favour Stichting Vervolgingsslachtoffers Jappenkamp, Hilversum, Holland.
IBAN Code ABN Amro is NL97ABNA 0405995903
Bic Code is ABNANL2A
IBAN Code Postbank is NL41PSTB 0009066851
Bic Code is PSTBNL 21
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