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Assicurazioni Generali

Assicurazioni Generali is an insurance company, that was established in 1831 in Trieste, that then was a part of the Austrian Empire.

Today it’s the largest insurance company, but is also represented in other countries, som who also were a part of the Austrian and Austro-hungarian empires.

The Jewish controversy

A controversy after the second world war, around life insurances of murdered Jews, was dropped. Estimates said that 110.000 Jews had had a life insurance policy at Assicurazioni Generali, but according to court papers only 5.200 had been payed out to heirs.

An episode of Law & Order, called “Blood Money” was inspired by the controversy.

One of many old rusty Assicurazioni Generali signs mounted over entrances in Rovinj, Croatia.

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