HSF-USA vigorously opposes the re-appointment of Stuart Eizenstat as Special Adviser for Holocaust Issues by Secretary of State John Kerry.

In 2009, Mr. Eizenstat became the “Chief Negotiator” for the International Commission on Holocaust Era Insurance Claims (ICHEIC), a non-survivor NGO which has for well over a decade been deservedly criticized by Holocaust survivors for its policies that have caused massive harm to indigent survivors, its lack of transparency and accountability in the handling of Holocaust-related properties and funds, its grossly excessive executive salaries, its use of restitution funds for pet projects including grants to board members and cronies of organization officials, and its opposition to Holocaust survivors’ legal rights to recover unpaid insurance policies sold to our parents and grandparents, among other outrages.