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News and updates about Holocaust Restitution

Luxembourg to open Holocaust remembrance center

Luxembourg is set to open a Holocaust center in May as part of a historic restitution agreement with the Jewish community.

Luxembourg to open Holocaust remembrance center

Latvia’s parliament passes Holocaust restitution bill

Bill includes compensation for lost Jewish property and funding to revitalize the country's Jewish community.

Latvia’s parliament passes Holocaust restitution bill

Britain criticizes Polish restitution law

British minister says Poland should provide legal avenues for victims of the Holocaust to pursue restitution claims.

Britain criticizes Polish restitution law

Foreign Ministry officials: Lapid's approach to Poland is misguided

Poland is only doing what the rest of Europe has already done, albeit with more fanfare, say Israeli diplomats who now fear reprisals.

Foreign Ministry officials: Lapid's approach is misguided

Polish PM attacks Israeli response to restitution law: 'Irresponsible and unjust'

Polish PM decries decision of Foreign Minister Lapid to downgrade diplomatic relations in wake of law restricting Holocaust-era restitution.

Polish PM attacks Israeli response: 'Irresponsible and unjust'

Foreign Min. Yair Lapid: 'Poland approved an anti-Semitic and unethical law'

'This evening, Poland became an anti-democratic, anti-liberal country,' Foreign Minister Yair Lapid says.

FM Lapid: 'Poland approved an anti-Semitic and unethical law'

US ramping up pressure on Poland over restitution law

US special envoy for Holocaust issues says Polish legislation "would cause irreparable harm to both Jews and non-Jews".

US ramping up pressure on Poland over restitution law

EJC: New Polish law 'discriminatory and immoral'

The new Polish restitution law is discriminatory and immoral, says EJC President Kantor.

Jewish group: New Polish law 'discriminatory and immoral'

Hearing in the Polish Senate: No law will erase the memory of those who perished

Head of Israeli embassy in Warsaw and Holocaust survivor to speak in Polish Senate about law which would prevent restitution to survivors.

Hearing in Polish Senate over Holocaust restitution law

Polish ultranationalists leave chunks of brick walls outside Israeli embassy in Warsaw

Polish protesters dump chunks of brick wall outside of Israel's embassy in Warsaw, after Israel criticized limits on Holocaust restitution.

Polish nationalists leave tons of debris outside Israeli embassy

Polish PM adamant: 'Poland will not pay for Nazi crimes'

Unimpressed by Israeli warning following law blocking restitution claims, Poland calls for Israeli FM Lapid to be "condemned."

Polish PM adamant: 'Poland will not pay for Nazi crimes'

WJC President excoriates Polish Holocaust restitution law

Ronald S. Lauder condemns Polish draft law that would severely limit any ability by Holocaust victims to recover stolen property.

WJC President excoriates Polish Holocaust restitution law

Lapid to Poland: No law will change history

Foreign Minister responds to Polish draft law which would limit Holocaust restitution claims.

Lapid to Poland: No law will change history

Polish bill up for debate may limit restitution claims

Restitution organization warns that bill could place “new, insurmountable legal conditions” on claims for property recovery or compensation.

Polish bill up for debate may limit restitution claims

US Supreme Court rejects appeal by Holocaust heirs seeking restitution in the US

SCOTUS rejects appeal for restitution, supports Germany's demand that cases be decided only in German courts.

SCOTUS rejects appeal for Holocaust restitution

Holocaust Compensation claims against national railways

Over 100 billion dollars at current value has not been returned to Jewish owners or their heirs-and railways profited from transports.Op-ed.

Holocaust Compensation claims against national railways

The extent of Dutch Holocaust theft of Jewish assets is finally revealed to the public

Most agents, lawyers and notaries who dealt with stolen Jewish assets were not prosecuted. Pre-war Jewish owners were fined for back taxes.

Dutch Holocaust theft of Jewish assets has finally been revealed

Dutch Jews reject rail company's offer to pay restitution to Holocaust institutions

Dutch national rail company offers $5.6 million for Holocaust-era transport of Jewish victims.

Dutch Jews reject rail company's 'low' offer of restitution

Polish watchdog: 'Inciting anti-Semitism, hatred is not in the interest of the country'

Polish state TV incited hatred against Jews with report on Warsaw Mayor Rafal Trzaskowski, media ethics panel says.

'Inciting anti-Semitism not in the interest of the country'

Poland: Will the leading presidential hopeful agree to Holocaust restitution?

Rafal Trzaskowski may ‘satisfy Jewish claims’ for Holocaust restitution, Polish state TV warns.

Poland: Will presidential hopeful back Holocaust restitution?

Polish bill that would block restitution of lost Holocaust property referred to committee

Polish parliament sends bill to block Holocaust restitution to committee for 'further work.'

Polish bill to block Holocaust restitution referred to committee

Poland blocks resolution to stop redistribution of 'heirless property'

Polish leaders block resolution that would have stopped restitution of property lost during the Holocaust.

Poland blocks resolution to stop Holocaust restitution

Switzerland: Museum to pay restitution to heirs of Nazi-looted art

Swiss museum agrees to pay restitution to heirs of Nazi-looted art worth $2m.

Museum to pay restitution to heirs of Nazi-looted art

88 senators urge Pompeo to press Poland on Holocaust restitution

Bipartisan Senate resolution calls on Secretary of State to pressure Poland to take action on restitution of Holocaust victims' property.

88 senators urge Pompeo to press Poland on Holocaust restitution

Poland to discuss bill preventing Holocaust restitution

Poland's Kukiz15 party 'hopes to pass bill' this week preventing 'random demands' for restitution.

Poland to discuss bill preventing Holocaust restitution

Poland cancels Israeli visit over WWII property restitution row

Israeli visit would have focused primarily on property restitution, Polish Foreign Ministry claims.

Poland cancels Israeli visit over WWII property restitution row

Poles protesting Holocaust restitution march through Warsaw

Hundreds of Polish anti-restitution activists rail against ‘Holocaust hyenas’ at march.

Poles protesting Holocaust restitution march through Warsaw

Judge: $40 million Nazi-looted painting belongs to museum

LA judge rules Spanish museum owns painting sold by Jewish woman when she fled the Nazis, not her heirs.

Judge: $40 million Nazi-looted painting belongs to museum

Mike Pompeo urges Poland to pass Holocaust restitution laws

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo raises the issue of Holocaust-era property restitution during his first official visit to Poland.

Mike Pompeo urges Poland to pass Holocaust restitution laws

House approves Holocaust restitution bill

House of Representatives unanimously passes bill to help Holocaust survivors and the families of victims obtain restitution.

House approves Holocaust restitution bill

Senators urge Poland to reconsider Holocaust restitution law

59 U.S. Senators write Polish PM regarding Poland’s Holocaust property restitution legislation which excludes most survivors.

Senators urge Poland to reconsider Holocaust restitution law

Another painting from Gurlitt collection was looted by the Nazis

Restitution to heirs to commence after researchers discover painting belonged to Jewish politician Georges Mandel before Nazis stole it.

Another painting from Gurlitt collection was looted by the Nazis

Boston art museum to pay heirs of Holocaust victim

Museum of Fine Arts in Boston settles with heirs of Holocaust victim and will retain 18th-century German porcelain pieces.

Boston art museum to pay heirs of Holocaust victim

'Time is running out to restore Holocaust survivors' property'

President Rivlin says justice demands property stolen from Holocaust victims be returned while there are still survivors around.

'Time is running out to restore Holocaust survivors' property'

New database to help Holocaust survivors reclaim Warsaw property

The World Jewish Restitution Organization has created a database to help Holocaust survivors reclaim property in Warsaw before deadline.

New database to help Holocaust survivors reclaim Warsaw property

Holocaust survivors to finally get property back?

President of EU Parliament and British Minister of Foreign Affairs back Holocaust restitution for survivors.

Will Holocaust survivors finally get their property back?