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« on: April 27, 2012, 10:49:59 AM »
Toronto woman accused in $60M fraud against Holocaust survivor fund

It was a shocking scam spanning more than a decade, to siphon off some $60 million in funds meant for Holocaust survivors worldwide.

An FBI investigation that uncovered the conspiracy to defraud the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany — a non-profit that administers the funds on behalf of the German government — sparked outrage in the international Jewish community.

In the U.S., the investigation led to more than 30 arrests and 22 indictments.

But a tight-knit, Russian Jewish community nestled south of Steeles in the Toronto’s north end seemed oblivious that their neighbour Luba Kramrish could be charged in connection with the fraud.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office alleges that Kramrish provided identification documents in order to make false claims on behalf of 20 to 25 applicants — including her own mother’s — which were then approved by corrupt employees at the Claims Conference offices in Manhattan.

Kramrish’s part in the scheme began in 2002, according to court documents. She allegedly contacted a friend who worked as a caseworker at the Claims Conference — who has since pleaded guilty and is co-operating with the FBI — to ask about her mother’s application to the Article 2 Fund. The fund provides a monthly payout of approximately $400 U.S. to survivors meeting the strict eligibility criteria, including financial need.

Individual applications are processed by caseworkers who verify documents, historical accuracy and personal testimonies of persecution before approving claims.

The caseworker for Kramrish’s mother could not verify her personal persecution history, court documents show. So Kramrish’s friend at the Claims Conference office took the case file “and discovered a way to falsify certain information so that the case would be approved.”

What started then became the alleged criminal plot to continue falsifying claims — fudging dates and histories — while both Kramrish and the employee received a cut of the money.

Multiple witness testimonies obtained by the FBI detail how Kramrish recruited applicants, many elderly Russians, requesting and sometimes demanding thousands of dollars for her services.

In the case of one witness, who falsely believed Kramrish was a lawyer, Kramrish received cheques for $3,500 and $1,500. But it wasn’t enough. She later requested an additional $500, claiming she had “done a lot of work” for the applicant.

Officials with the Claims Conference have deplored the actions of those accused, including 11 of its own employees. Suspicions of wrongdoing were originally brought by the non-profit organization to federal authorities in December 2009.

“We were disgusted to learn that people could sink this low,” said Greg Schneider, executive vice-president of the Claims Conference. “It seems incomprehensible. Defies imagination.”

The Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara also condemned the fraud on the nature of the victims:
“If ever there was a cause that you would hope and expect would be immune from base greed and criminal fraud, it would be the Claims Conference, which every day assists thousands of poor and elderly victims of Nazi persecution,” he said in a statement in 2010.

“Sadly, those victim funds were themselves victimized.”

The Claims Conference said the scheme has not diminished the funds distributed to survivors through legitimate claims.

Outside Kramrish’s home on Thursday afternoon, her criminal defence lawyer, David Rose, said his client would not be commenting on the U.S. indictment and refused to respond to the case against her.

Since the Hardship and Article 2 funds were approved in 1980 and 1992 respectively, the Claims Conference has administered funds totaling $4 billion to more then 400,000 survivors.

http://www.thestar.com/news/crime/article/1169039--toronto-woman-accused-in-60m-fraud-against-holocaust-survivor-fund?bn=1


burford comments -

"shocking; outrage; persecution history; deplored; disgusted; incomprehensible; defies imagination; condemned; immune from base greed; poor and elderly victims of Nazi persecution; sadly - funds were victimized; hardship."

Need I say more to express the horror I feel over this victimization?

Well - they did forget to use the words "suffering" and "never again".

If people are brainwashed, how would they know it?

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« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2012, 03:45:59 PM »
a rough caculation suggests that 1400 schlomos falsely claimed entitlement in order to reach the 60 million dollar.

This banning system obviously needs some work..

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« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2012, 04:20:16 PM »
http://www.nytimes.com/2005/04/20/world/africa/20iht-holocaust.html?_r=2&adxnnl=1&adxnnlx=1280204011-sVI9ZfXb2XUUNIDWpZCiJw


JERUSALEM — An Israeli government report that claims to be the first of its kind has set material damage to the Jewish people during the Holocaust at some $240 billion to $330 billion.

Although previous studies have estimated the value of looted Jewish property, the Israeli government calculation includes lost income and wages, as well as unpaid wages from forced Jewish labor.

The report estimates the value of plundered Jewish property at $125 billion, at current prices. It estimates the loss of income at $104 billion to $155 billion, and unpaid wages of forced laborers at $11 billion to $52 billion.

The new document is an extrapolation of information drawn from more than 100 sources and involves no original research, said Aharon Mor, a Finance Ministry official who headed a committee that spent seven years compiling the report.

Six million Jews were killed in the Holocaust, but the property of 9 million was looted or destroyed, the report said. The contents of apartments and homes, real estate, bank accounts, businesses, insurance policies, personal effects, gold, stocks and bonds, foreign currency, jewelry and works of art were among the valuables plundered.

Some studies estimate that no more than 20 percent of the looted Jewish assets, both private and communal, were restored to their owners after the Holocaust. The restitution of private property, which accounted for at least 95 percent of the total plundered assets, "is the weakest link in the restitution process," the report said. "A great deal still needs to be done in this area."

More than $8 billion of one-time payments to Jews and non-Jews were negotiated in settlements between 1998 and 2001, and a substantial part was paid and distributed, the report says.

But this represents just a small fraction of the Jewish material damage during the Holocaust, and "there is much to be done in order to achieve a measure of justice" for survivors and their heirs, the report said.

"Restitution can successfully be dealt with only by exceptional legal measures," the report said. "In most countries, special, fast, and simple legislation is badly needed."

At the beginning of 2004, 1,092,000 Holocaust survivors were still living worldwide, about half of them in Israel. About 10 percent of survivors die each year, the report said.

"Any systematic delay in establishing settlement and disbursement processes or resolving disputes is therefore not just another bureaucratic hurdle, but the difference between a dignified closing to a tragic period in their lives and unrequited sense of the permanent denial of justice; between assistance for the needs of old age and unabated suffering," the report said.

The restitution process has been under way since 1948.


Judson says:

If over 1 million Jews were still alive 60 years after the crime, just how many had to be alive at the end of WWII? Any good math students in the house?

Hint .... more Jews survived the holocaust than was in the world at that time.

Total numbers of Jews in 1940 = 15,192,097



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« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2012, 04:32:27 PM »


The constant distrust of Jewish people is disheartening

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« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2012, 09:24:08 PM »
could not verify her personal persecution history

All jews are victims of the holocaust, it is an outrage that any should have to prove anything about their personal history. 

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« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2012, 11:32:20 PM »
a rough caculation suggests that 1400 schlomos falsely claimed entitlement in order to reach the 60 million dollar.

I appreciate the numbers Mr Vidarr – I hadn’t considered that.

I was more amazed, if not bewildered by the amount of zio-speak.

Right out of the gate they say: “It was a shocking scam … funds meant for Holocaust survivors”

I.E.: It is written to sound as if there was an actual threat to the H-survivors, that they would not have gotten all of their extortion money, had the scam not been detected. The word shocking is used to reinforce the idea that poor, humble, meek Jews would never try such a thing.

Then we have: “sparked outrage in the international Jewish community.”

I mean – gimme a fuckin’ break, will ya? The only outrage that community probably has is; at the FBI for having the unmitigated gall to bring charges against the swindlers.

Next we have: “a tight-knit, Russian Jewish community nestled south of Steeles … seemed oblivious that their neighbor … could be charged … with the fraud.”

Nestled? NESTLED?! OH, I get it – you mean sorta like – warm and fuzzy mommy and daddy bunny rabbits nestled with their cute little offspring, afraid to poke their heads out of their hollow for fear of being eaten by a coyote hiding in the woods of a Thomas Kincaid painting? You mean, that kind of nestled?

Then - … seemed oblivious? SEEMED oblivious?! (Hint – key word here is ‘seemed’)

Although not highlighted, the next paragraph says: “which were then approved by corrupt employees at the Claims Conference offices in Manhattan.”

Anyone giving odds on how many of those “corrupt employees” were gentiles?

OK, let’s just skip down to: “…could not verify her personal persecution history

Alright, so – what? I mean – what’s new?

I could go on and pick apart every sentence in the article but let’s just go down to: “Sadly, those victim funds were themselves victimized.

A true classic. Folks, it just doesn’t get any better than this.

But thousands, maybe millions of people will read this article and not think twice about the zio-speak, evoking sympathy for a tribe of shysters.

Although it might prove to be a thorn in the side of Mr Gold, I been thinking of starting a new thread: “Zio-speak; everyday brainwashing terms to beware of”.

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If people are brainwashed, how would they know it?

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« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2012, 06:17:14 AM »
Where did the original $60 million come from? Other jews, Germany, or insurance companies, white taxpayers

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« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2012, 06:57:26 AM »
Where did the original $60 million come from? Other jews, Germany, or insurance companies, white taxpayers

Anyone else notice the striking similarity between the 60 million and the ever-holy 6 million figures? Mere coincidence, I’m sure.


MR GOLD -

Were it not for the evil Germans killing the 6 million Jews in the first place, this shocking scam would have never happened.
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« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2012, 07:54:01 AM »
Anyone else notice the striking similarity between the 60 million and the ever-holy 6 million figures? Mere coincidence, I’m sure.


MR GOLD -

Were it not for the evil Germans killing the 6 million Jews in the first place, this shocking scam would have never happened.



Actually six million is a low number - Just at Auschwitz there were 4,000,000 .... Treblinka had 1.3 million (there were five other major killing centers. David Irving estimates that millions were just shot.

Odd that no one ever got a picture of these mass murders.

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« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2012, 04:15:07 AM »
Odd that no one ever got a picture of these mass murders.

It’s hard to get that many dead people to stand still long enough to get a decent picture – one worth reproducing anyway.
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« Reply #10 on: April 29, 2012, 06:11:05 AM »
It’s hard to get that many dead people to stand still long enough to get a decent picture – one worth reproducing anyway.

The story at Belzec was that 1.3 million Jews were ground up and used as chicken feed.

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« Reply #11 on: April 29, 2012, 08:20:58 AM »
The story at Belzec was that 1.3 million Jews were ground up and used as chicken feed.

Shocking photo from Belzec Death Camp.

http://www.myspace.com/craig_almost/photos/17733896#%7B%22ImageId%22%3A17733896%7D
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« Reply #12 on: April 29, 2012, 09:36:49 AM »

Wikipedia

Belzec, Polish spelling Bełżec [ˈbɛu̯ʐɛt​͡s], was the first of the Nazi German extermination camps created for implementing Operation Reinhard during the Holocaust. Operating from 01942-03-17March 17, 1942 to the end of 01943-06-01June 1943, the camp was situated in occupied Poland about 1 km south of the local railroad station of Bełżec in the Lublin district of the General Government.

Between 430,000 and 500,000 Jews are believed to have been killed at Bełżec,




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« Reply #13 on: April 29, 2012, 11:48:05 AM »
Here the German soldiers are getting on trains to go to Poland to "thrash the Jews" for their misconduct and bad behavior. Those were the glory days and there was no thought of any holocaust.

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« Reply #14 on: April 29, 2012, 03:28:35 PM »
Here the German soldiers are getting on trains to go to Poland to "thrash the Jews" for their misconduct and bad behavior. Those were the glory days and there was no thought of any holocaust.




I hate to break the news but Jews are from lower Russia. They slithered into Poland and the Poles couldn't stand them. Germans were repulsed, Iceland is repulsed, and anyone that has dealt with Zhids is repulsed.

Pick pockets, drug pushers, child molestors, ponzi schemers, abortionists, war mongers, and basically just 'Human Garbage'.