Jokos file

Dossier built around claims submitted to the Federal Republic of Germany after the war for household contents stolen during the war.

The looting of these contents was described as M-Aktion (Möbel-Aktion). These claims were therefore known as Möbel-claims or M-Claims. The files contain several documents, including application forms, computation forms, statements of the right to inheritance and in several cases an Abnahmeverzeichnis or Inventory.

The Jokos Foundation was a partnership arrangement of various Jewish organizations: Stichting Joods Maatschappelijk Werk, Nederlands-Israëlitisch Kerkgenootschap, Portuguese-Jewish Community, Liberaal Joodse Gemeente, Stichting Schadeloosstelling Joodse Oorlogsslachtoffers in Nederland.

The Jokos files are stored at the Amsterdam municipal archive and belong to Stichting Joods Maatschappelijk Werk (JMW; Jewish Social Work). Examining these files requires the approval of JMW. You can download an application form here (in Dutch only). For assistance contact JMW.

Please note: Recently was detected that a number of entries conserning Jokos-files stands wrongly at the Digital Monument. Despite the indication on the website the file may not always be available. This shortcoming will be remedied soon.

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