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Interview with Saul Kagan (*1922)

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We were clearly focussed on the material aspects and consequences of Nazi persecution, but I would say that the spirits of those who were not there anymore were in that room ...[1]


Saul Kagan is Executive Vice President Emeritus, Corporate Secretary and Special Consultant to the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference). Mr. Kagan has been associated with the Claims Conference since its creation in 1951 by the major Jewish organizations throughout the world. He was a member of the Claims Conference delegation that negotiated the Luxemburg Agreements with the Federal Republic of Germany in 1952, as well as in subsequent negotiations. In the immediate post-World War II period, he served as Chief of Financial Intelligence of the U.S. Military Government in Germany.

[1] Saul Kagan describes the atmosphere when talks on compensation began with Germany in 1951.