Fraction of Nazi-stolen Jewish property returned

The vast majority of property stolen from Europe's Jews by the Nazis and their collaborators has never been returned, despite highly publicized restitution efforts over the past decade, according to a new study. The study, details of which were given to The Associated Press on Friday, shows that affected Jews and their heirs have received just a fifth of the wealth that was stolen from them during World War II and the Holocaust. Property that is today worth between US$115 and US$175 billion is still missing, according to the study, compiled by economist Sidney Zabludoff, a former CIA and U.. Treasury official. The study is to appear in the April issue of the Jewish Political Studies Review, a journal published by the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, an Israeli think tank.