This is a letter by Bob Kunst of Shalom International addressed to Boca Raton Mayor about Allianz Nazi past, and present lies and betrayal of Holocaust Survivors.
Read his letter than view images of the rally. A second protest is also scheduled for this Sunday February 13 @ 10:00 am. Yamato Road and Broken Sound in Boca Raton, Fl
Dear Mayor Susan Whelchel of Boca Raton:
Enclosed is one of hundreds of news stories of our event yesterday in Boca Raton at the entrance to the Allianz Golf Tournament with Holocaust Survivors and us protesting the Nazi Past of Allianz and its betrayal of the customers in the Holocaust, by avoiding responsibility for $2 billion still owed Holocaust survivors and heirs of Holocaust victims.
From Rumania, Israel, India, Australia and all across America, millions saw just the beginning of our campaign for justice from Allianz which has been openly caught in a number of lies to deflect our criticism, including that it paid $300 million to survivors, when in fact it paid at most some $29 million through the ICHEIC commission, leaving over $2 billion in policies owed to Holocaust victims’ families dishonored. Moreover, the statement that Allianz will continue to process claims is a ruse because the company never publicly identified the names of Allianz policyholders, since the German policy holder names published by ICHEIC did not indicate issuing company!
For one of the largest insurance companies in the world to play this kind of dirty politics, to paper over its disastrous Nazi past and dishonest recent history, is just one of the issues here. Allianz insured the Nazi regime and its death camps, received immeasurable benefits from the regime, and cheated tens of thousands of Jewish insurance policy holders.
A championship golf tournament is a worthy effort, but in this case it is both tainted and a pall over the tournament and this issue has gone all over the golfing community all over the world. It is just the beginning.
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This issue isn’t going to go away. We are planning a very major campaign effort in order to resolve these issues and the longer Allianz plays these games and continues to abuse the survivors, the longer the media and bad press will focus on them, locally, nationally and internationally and on Boca Raton, where a substantial number of Jewish families reside, including many Holocaust survivors and second generation families.
Allianz’s profiteering is also a problem when you consider that in this country (not to mention overseas), half of all Holocaust survivors live below or near the poverty level. They need urgent help. There is a time factor and moral factor here we cannot and won’t ignore. Allianz’s response is to give money for golf tournaments, to National Public Radio, and the American Jewish Committee for overseas trips for young professionals For shame!
Our next protest is on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, at 10:00AM at Yamato and Broken Sound in Boca Raton. We are expecting a bigger crowd and even more media attention. You are welcome to join with us and to stand with the survivors and their just cause.
As Mayor of Boca Raton, we understand this tournament seems like an economic boost. However, until Allianz reaches out to the survivor leadership to deal with our issues, this relationship is problematic. This is stupid, insensitive, cowardly, and short-sighted, as we expose Allianz to a world that didn’t know about its past, but now is appalled at what is going on here.
Both Pres. Obama and Sen. Nelson have sided with the Nazi insurance companies and against the survivors and we assure you these issues will be a part of the 2012 election campaigns as well.
Note that Allianz is only one of the Nazi insurance culprits and our campaign will focus on all of them and who have ripped off the Holocaust survivors on every level, including Generali, AXA, and others, and their supporters like the Claims Conference.
Please contact us as soon as possible on this appeal. We are copying the media as well.
Yours in Shalom,
Pres., Shalom International