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Zurich Financial Services

Zurich Allied, formerly Zurich Insurance, is a holding company formed when Zurich Insurance merged with B.A.T. Financial Services. Zurich Allied owns 57% of the merged company, called Zurich Financial Services. The third-largest insurance company in Europe (after AXA and Allianz), Zurich Financial Services offers insurance, reinsurance, and asset management. The company provides its services to 30 million customers through over 300 strategic business units.



This company is an affiliate of one of what could be many companies that have outstanding, unpaid claims owed to Holocaust survivors, their heirs and beneficiaries, for life and property loss resulting from the atrocities committed during the Holocaust. It is time for justice.

Contact Information Claims Resolution Efforts Legal Claims
Financial Information Subsidiaries Executives & Board of Directors

To Contact Zurich

Zurich Allied AG
Mythenquai 2
8002 Zurich, Switzerland

Phone: +411 205-2121
Fax: +411 205-3618


Zurich’s Commitment to Resolving Holocaust Era Claims

Blue_Swirl.gif (150 bytes) Zurich was the first insurance company to sign the Memorandum of Understanding that led to the formation of the International Commission on Holocaust Era Insurance Claims.

Blue_Swirl.gif (150 bytes) Delegate on the the International Commission on Holocaust Era Insurance Claims.

Blue_Swirl.gif (150 bytes) Zurich formed its own independent and international Commission of Eminent Persons to review and resolve insurance claims.

(Arthur Andersen was retained as accounting advisors to Zurich.)

Blue_Swirl.gif (150 bytes) Zurich has undertaken an advertising campaign in the United States in an effort to locate Holocaust survivors and their heirs:

"A Message from Zurich Insurance to Holocaust Survivors and Heirs"

Zurich Insurance Group remains committed to thoroughly investigate and evaluate all inquiries on life insurance policies from the World War II era and to honor all justified claims. Zurich believes that it has in place a just, compassionate and equitable process for addressing claim of Holocaust survivors and heirs of Holocaust victims. Moreover, Zurich welcomes and supports the initiative launched by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners to develop a mechanism for the rapid resolution of Holocaust-related insurance claims.

In the period prior to and during World War II Zurich, operating under the name of Vita Life, had developed a small life insurance portfolio in various European countries. Through acquisitions in the sixties and nineties, respectively, Agrippina Life in Germany and Geneva Life in Switzerland became members of the Zurich Group. At all relevant times though, Zurich held a minor market position in Germany and German occupied territories. Nevertheless, if you or a member of your family has reason to believe that you are the beneficiary of a Zurich life insurance policy dating from that time period, your inquiry can be channeled through your state insurance commissioner's office or you may contact us directly at our Help Line telephone number listed below. Any inquiry will be handled with expediency, understanding and compassion.

To further underline its commitment, Zurich has also formed an independent four person intention Commission of Eminent Persons. Its members are: John C. Whitehead, former Deputy Secretary of State during the Reagan administration and currently Chairman of the Board of the International Rescue Committee; Rabbi Arthur Schneier, President of the Appeal of Conscience Foundation and Senior Rabbi of New York City’s Park East Synagogue; Margrith Bigler-Eggenberger, former Justice of the Swiss Federal Supreme Court, and Gyorgy Suranyi, President of the National bank of Hungary. The Commission has been set up to review and help resolve Holocaust-related life insurance cases submitted to the company.

You can reach us at our HELP LINE number (888) 301-9740.



Legal Claims Against Zurich

Zurich Allied is is named as defendants in two class action lawsuits that are currently before a U.S. federal court:

Winters et al. v. Assicurazioni Generali SpA Consolidated, et al.
Cornell et al. v. Assicurazioni Generali SpA Consolidated, et al.

Zurich Allied is also a named defendant in an individual lawsuit brought in a California state court:

Stern v. Assicurazioni Generali SpA Consolidated, et al.


Selected Financial Data

For the Six Months Ended
June 30, 1998

Revenue: $ 19,108 million

Net Income: $ 1,416 million


For the Year Ended
December 31, 1997

Revenue: $ 35,726

Net Income: $ 2,142


Zurich Group's Executive Board

Rolf Huppi, CEO

David Allvey

William H. Bolinder

Peter Eckert

Martin Feinstein

Heinrich Focke

Gunther Gose

Alexander Park Leitch

Dirk Lohmann

Frank Schnewlin

Edmond D. Villani

Enlarged Group Executive Board

Richard F. Johnson

Adriano Passardi

Gunnar Stokholm


Selected Subsidiaries

Zurich Kosmos, Vienna
Zuritel, Vienna
Zurich Compagnie d’Assurances, Brussels
Zurich Compagnie d’Assurances sur la Vie, Brussels
Zurich International (Belgique) S.A., Brussels
Czech Republic
Zurich Pojistovna, Prague
Zurich Compagnies d’Assurances, Paris
Zurich International (France) S.A., Paris
Eagle Star Vie S.A., Paris
Zurich Versicherungs-Gesellschaft, Frankfurt/Main
Zurich Versicherungs Aktiengesellschaft, Frankfurt
Zurich International (Deutschland) Versicherungs- Aktiengesellschaft, Frankfurt/Main
Zurich Leen, Frankfurt/Main
Zurich Rechtsschutz, Frankfurt/Main
Agrippina Versicherung Aktiengesellschaft, Cologne
Agrippina Rechtsschutzversicherung AG, Cologne
DA Deutsche Allgemeine Versicherung Aktiengesellschaft, Eschborn
DA Deutsche Allgemeine Leben Versicherung Aktiengesellschaft, Eschborn
Patria Versicherung Aktiengesellschaft, Cologne
"Zurigo" Compagnia di Assicurazioni, Milan
Zurich International (Italia) S.p/A., Milan
"Zurigo" Compagnia di Assicurazioni sulla Vita, Milan
Minerva Vita S.p.A., Milan
Sicurta 1879 Assicurazioni S.p.A., Milan
Zurich Handlowy Insurance SA
Zurich Handlowy Life Insurance SA
Eagle Star Segiros Generlaes, Barcelona
Zurich Espana, Compania de Seguros y Reaseguros, S.A., Barcelona
Zurich Vida, Madrid
Zurich Financial Services, Group Head Office, Zurich
Zurich Insurance Company, Zurich Switzerland, Opfikon-Glattbrugg
Alpina Insurance Company, Zurich
Geneva General Insurance Company, Geneva
Geneva Life Insurance Company, Geneva
Orion Rechtsschutz, Basel
Turegum Immobilien AG, Glattbrugg
United Kingdom
Allied Dunbar, Swindon
Eagle Star, Cheltenham
Eagle star Life, Cheltenham
Eagle Star International Life, Reading
Eagle Star International Life, Isle of Man
Home & Overseas, London
Navigators & General, Brighton
Zurich Insurance Company, Portsmouth
Zurich International (UK) Limited, London
Zurich Life Assurance Company Limited, Portsmouth
General Surety & Guarantee Ltd, Wilmslow
Sterling Assurance, Swindon
Zurich Financial Services (Channel Islands), Jersey
United States
Farmers Group, Los Angeles
Farmers New World Life, Mercer Island
Zurich-American Insurance Group, Schaumburg
Empire Fire & Marine, Omaha
Zurich Commercial, Baltimore
Fidelity and Deposit Companies, Baltimore
Maryland Netherlands Credit Insurance Company, Baltimore
Universal Underwriteres Group, Overland Park
Risk Enterprise Management Ltd., New York


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