I've noticed that there are a lot of other Jews on here (and the word "reparations" reminded me) so I thought I'd put this out there:
There is a program that's a last chance to get reparations for any losses that German Jews may have had during the war. The application has to be received by the end of the year. You can download your application form on http://forms.claimscon.org/LAF/LAF-application-Eng.pdf
. A lot of paperwork is required but, if you have some of it already together, it's probably worth a shot.
You should also read through the web site: http://www.claimscon.org/about/successor/late-applicants-fund/
How much can anyone expect to get? It is impossible to say, but I would not count on much, if anything. My family is doing this, just in case. So far, my uncle has heard back that we got approved for reparations from my great-grandfather's business but not for the buildings that were lost.
My grandfather's family lost everything so it would be nice if he received anything that would help him in retirement.