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Holocaust Remembrance Day: Luxembourg signs major restitution pledge

The agreement includes the donation of 1 million euros as a symbolic acknowledgement and the purchase of the Cinqfontaines Abbey, which was a Nazi internment camp, converting it into a memorial.

27/01/2021
holocaust remembrance day

Compensation funds awarded to Romanian Jewish Holocaust survivors

Over NIS 9 million will be distributed this week to at least 2,100 individuals, averaging at over NIS 4,000 per person.

2 US senators warn Poland’s president on antisemitism and restitution

“We are alarmed by growing antisemitic discourse in Poland and scapegoating of the Jewish community, which run counter to our nations’ shared values.”

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
18/09/2020

Latvian Jewish org. urges parliament to push property restitution forward

While Latvia has worked to ensure the preservation of the memory of the Holocaust and promote education and historical study on the subject, progress on property restitution has remained slow.

06/08/2020

Polish state media accuses opposition of supporting Jewish restitution

The issue of restitution of property confiscated from Jews during the Holocaust has long been a contentious issue in Polish politics and has played a major role in tensions between Poland and Israel.

12/07/2020
Bern

Swiss museum agrees to pay restitution to heirs of Nazi-looted art

The decision reverses the 2008 stance by the city, which owns the museum, in which it argued that the collector, Curt Glaser, sold the artworks at market value.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
01/04/2020
Poland's President Andrzej Duda delivers a speech before the official start of a march marking the 1

Poland’s toxic property restitution debate fueling antisemitism - analysis

Recent efforts to advance the cause of restitution for Jewish property confiscated In the late 1940s and early 1950s have heightened tensions over the issue.

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki reacts after receiving his nomination during a government s

Poland cancels visit by Israeli officials to discuss property restitution

The ruling Law and Justice Party views Poland as a victim of World War II, and that therefore Poland should not be required to pay damages to other victims.

By ZACK EVANS , JEREMY SHARON
14/05/2019
Jewish cemetary in Sarajevo

EU calls on Bosnia to address property restitution for Holocaust victims

No communal Jewish property has ever been restored to the community following the Holocaust or the Communist regime.

By ZACK EVANS
14/02/2019
A Holocaust survivor shows the number that was tattooed on his arm in a Nazi concentration camp duri

Polish government revisiting restitution draft legislation

Initiative is too limited, says the World Jewish Restitution Organization.

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