Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

Holocaust survivors hail Allianz golf tourney sponsor end

Holocaust survivors on Monday celebrated the end of German insurance giant Allianz's sponsorship of a Florida pro golf tournament, saying it may boost efforts to collect some $2.5 billion in World War II-era policies issued to Jews that they say have gone unpaid.

Survivors, their heirs and Jewish groups for seven years have protested the company's sponsorship of the PGA senior tour's Allianz Championship in Boca Raton, saying it failed to pay off policies of tens of thousands of Holocaust victims and other Jews who died under Nazi rule.

They say the company has demanded death certificates, which the Nazis didn't issue to concentration camp victims, and copies of policies...