RELIGION
05/22/2013 12:23 pm ET

Claims Conference Chief Knew Of $57M Holocaust Fraud Probe Earlier

AP

Contrary to his earlier claims, one of American Jewry’s most prominent leaders was warned about a massive Holocaust compensation scam more than eight years before the fraud became public.

Julius Berman, who is chairman of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, then directed his own inquiry into the fraud allegations but failed to act on the fraud taking place. He also kept news about the allegations and his actions from his fellow board members at the Claims Conference, where the fraud was occurring.

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