Reparation (Wiedergutmachung)


All restitution files and a part of the compensation files are stored in the German state archives. The main part of compensation files are still kept by the compensation authorities. Contact information for the main state archives in the “old” Federal German States (Bundesländer) known as West Germany can be found below.

A handout respectively the whole article “The Genealogical Significence of Restitution and Compensation Files” will be found here in near future.

Compensation Offices in West Germany
Authorities of the West German Federal States Responsible for the Federal Compensation Law (BEG) – Contact Information

Main State Archives in West Germany
Archives storing Restitution and Compensation Files – Contact Information