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Holocaust Survivors Will Get Assets

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A number of Eastern European countries have agreed for the first time that “heirless Jewish property should be used to aid needy Holocaust survivors,” Haaretz reports. Poland, Ukraine, Belarus, and Lithuania, which had previously maintained that such property belonged to the state, joined 42 other nations in signing on to the restitution plan at the Holocaust Era Assets Conference, which ended yesterday in Prague.

According to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, several EU countries, including Germany, still put up “serious obstacles” that block Holocaust property claimants from taking back their property.

Heirless Jewish Assets to Be Used for Aid to Survivors [Haaretz]

For Restitution Seekers, 10 European Countries That Have Obstacles
[JTA]

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Holocaust Survivors Will Get Assets

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