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Blinken: We regret Poland's adoption of restitution law

Blinken: We regret Poland's adoption of restitution law

Secretary of State reiterates US concerns over law restricting claims on Jewish property looted from Polish Jewry during the Holocaust.Ben Ariel, 17/08/2021 05:25
'Poland failed but Israel overreacted, relations are at the lowest point ever'

'Poland failed but Israel overreacted, relations are at the lowest point ever'

From The Depths founder Jonny Daniels reacts to Polish law restricting claims on Jewish property.Yoni Kempinski, 16/08/2021 04:06
Foreign Min. Yair Lapid: 'Poland approved an anti-Semitic and unethical law'

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/08/2021 20:57
US concerned over Polish restitution law

US concerned over Polish restitution law

Secretary of State Antony Blinken urges Polish President not to sign law restricting process for Holocaust survivors and their families.Elad Benari, 12/08/2021 02:31
Polish parliament approves restitution law

Polish parliament approves restitution law

Israel outraged over law that will affect 90 percent of restitution claims.Nitsan Keidar, 12/08/2021 01:58
US ramping up pressure on Poland over restitution 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".Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/07/2021 04:02
FM Lapid to US Senator: Polish restitution law must be stopped

FM Lapid to US Senator: Polish restitution law must be stopped

Lapid spoke to Senator Jacky Rosen who agreed that the new Polish law is of deep concern.Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/07/2021 15:02
Social Equality Minister: Polish law could seriously damage relations

Social Equality Minister: Polish law could seriously damage relations

Minister Meirav Cohen: It is my duty and that of my fellow members of the government to work for the realization of the rights of survivors.Elad Benari, Canada, 23/07/2021 20:42
FM Lapid slams "unjust and damaging" Polish restitution law

FM Lapid slams "unjust and damaging" Polish restitution law

Lapid says Israel will "firmly defend the dignity of Holocaust victims, their memory and their rights" as Polish Senate approves bill.Arutz Sheva Staff, 23/07/2021 18:36
17 items looted during Holocaust seized from NYC auction house

17 items looted during Holocaust seized from NYC auction house

Documents including 19th C funeral scrolls, manuscripts and community records will be returned to Eastern European Jewish communities.Dan Verbin, 23/07/2021 16:48
Israel seeks US help in efforts against Polish restitution law

Israel seeks US help in efforts against Polish restitution law

Israel asks Biden administration to support effort against legislation restricting restitution claims by survivors and their families.Ben Ariel, 23/07/2021 02:09
US senators call on Polish president to veto anti-Holocaust restitution bill

US senators call on Polish president to veto anti-Holocaust restitution bill

Bipartisan US Senate group criticizes proposed legislation as an affront to achieving justice for victims of the Nazis.Dan Verbin, 21/07/2021 15:59
1 million-euro restitution fund announced for Luxembourg Holocaust survivors

1 million-euro restitution fund announced for Luxembourg Holocaust survivors

One-time payments will go to Luxembourg Holocaust survivors, issues of dormant bank accounts, looted art will also be addressed.Dan Verbin, Canada, 16/07/2021 20:02
David Mermelstein, Holocaust survivor and longtime advocate for restitution, dies at 92

David Mermelstein, Holocaust survivor and longtime advocate for restitution, dies at 92

David Mermelstein, a survivor of the Holocaust and a staunch advocate of restitution, has died at the age of 92.Ron Kampeas, JTA, 11/07/2021 22:11
French Jewish heiress gives up right to priceless impressionist painting stolen by Nazis

French Jewish heiress gives up right to priceless impressionist painting stolen by Nazis

After 10-yr dispute with the U of Oklahoma, 81-year old French department store heiress decides to give up her battle for Pissarro painting.Dan Verbin, 07/07/2021 21:51
1888 tefillin case looted by Nazis returned to French Jewish family

1888 tefillin case looted by Nazis returned to French Jewish family

Case had been given to Algerian Jewish man as a bar mitzvah gift and was later stolen from his Paris apartment in 1942 by the Nazis.Dan Verbin, Canada, 02/07/2021 21:56
Poland hopes Israel will change mind on restitution law

Poland hopes Israel will change mind on restitution law

Poland's Deputy Foreign Minister: Israel's criticism of restitution law is inappropriate, we hope they'll change their approach.Ben Ariel, 29/06/2021 04:56
Israel reprimands Polish ambassador over Restitution Law

Israel reprimands Polish ambassador over Restitution Law

Restitution Row: After Polish PM blasts Foreign Minister Yair Lapid for criticizing Restitution Law, Israel summons Polish ambassador.Arutz Sheva Staff, 27/06/2021 16:18
German city returns painting to heirs of Jewish businessman

German city returns painting to heirs of Jewish businessman

In precedent-setting case, German city to return painting to heirs of Jewish businessman who was once in concentration camp.Toby Axelrod, JTA, 01/05/2021 20:49
The ongoing Dutch preoccupation with Holocaust-related issues

The ongoing Dutch preoccupation with Holocaust-related issues

Benali is not the first bad choice of speaker, but at least protests made him cancel. The Dutch wrestle with restitution and guilt Op-ed.Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld, 25/01/2021 14:27
JUST Act report on Holocaust survivor restitution efforts released to Congress

JUST Act report on Holocaust survivor restitution efforts released to Congress

Report released to Congress details progress countries have made on restitution and compensation for property seized during Holocaust.Arutz Sheva Staff, 30/07/2020 08:57
Poland clarifies PM's comments on restitution

Poland clarifies PM's comments on restitution

Polish Embassy in Israel releases full quotation of PM Morawiecki's comments on paying restitution to Jews who survived World War II.Arutz Sheva Staff, 20/05/2019 23:41
Polish PM: Restitution to Jews - a victory for Hitler

Polish PM: Restitution to Jews - a victory for Hitler

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki makes clear he opposes paying restitution to Jews who survived World War II.Michal Levy, 20/05/2019 02:00
Polish PM: Poland was Holocaust's greatest victim

Polish PM: Poland was Holocaust's greatest victim

Poland won’t pay WWII property compensation because Poles were 'most murdered' victims, PM Morawiecki says.Katarzyna Markusz, JTA, 06/05/2019 08:09
As survivors dwindle, US still pursues Holocaust restitution

As survivors dwindle, US still pursues Holocaust restitution

State Dept envoy says issue of restitution still lingers. 'What do you do with property where the whole family was murdered?'Ron Kampeas, JTA, 02/05/2019 08:21
'We are the ones entitled to compensation,' says Polish PM

'We are the ones entitled to compensation,' says Polish PM

The Polish PM said his country is not responsible for returning property from Polish Jews during the Holocaust.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/02/2019 12:08
Survivors receive payments from restitution efforts in Romania

Survivors receive payments from restitution efforts in Romania

Ahead of Rosh Hashanah, payments distributed to Romanian Holocaust survivors in Israel - including one 104-year-old.Arutz Sheva Staff, 09/09/2018 14:29
Dusseldorf nixes exhibit on art dealer over restitution demands

Dusseldorf nixes exhibit on art dealer over restitution demands

'There are very influential people in Germany who don’t want to see art returned to Jews.'JTA, 19/11/2017 14:29
Poland's proposed restitution excludes most Holocaust survivors

Poland's proposed restitution excludes most Holocaust survivors

World Jewish Restitution Organization expresses 'profound disappointment' at proposed legislation excluding majority of Holocaust survivors.Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/10/2017 21:33
Poland may compensate owners of properties seized in Holocaust

Poland may compensate owners of properties seized in Holocaust

New law will partially compensate for private-owned looted property, official says.JTA, 14/10/2017 22:50
EU head:'Accelerate restitution of Holocaust victims property'

EU head:'Accelerate restitution of Holocaust victims property'

Antonio Tajani, President of the European Parliament, called on European countries to 'restore justice after the Holocaust' via restitution.Yoel Domb, 26/04/2017 21:29
Congress introduces legislation to help Holocaust survivors

Congress introduces legislation to help Holocaust survivors

Congress introduces legislation to assist survivors in obtaining restitution of assets stolen in the Holocaust.JTA, 03/03/2017 04:57
Hague advised to offer $2.75 million in Holocaust restitution

Hague advised to offer $2.75 million in Holocaust restitution

Executive board of the municipality of The Hague advises government to offer $2.75 million in restitution for Holocaust survivors.JTA, 01/03/2017 05:54
Warsaw initiates deadline for renewing restitution claims

Warsaw initiates deadline for renewing restitution claims

Warsaw publishes list of 48 buildings claimed in dormant restitution suits, opens six-month window for new claims under recent legislation.JTA, 23/02/2017 02:59
Polish court upholds controversial restitution law

Polish court upholds controversial restitution law

Court in Poland rejects motion to scrap a law that critics say is preventing restitution of property that belonged to Jewish families.JTA, 28/07/2016 04:32
Romania facilitates restitution of survivors

Romania facilitates restitution of survivors

Romania’s Parliament passes legislation prioritizing the processing of claims belonging to Holocaust survivors.JTA, 11/05/2016 05:04
Jewish historian in Austrian jail despite evidence

Jewish historian in Austrian jail despite evidence

In a bizarre and troubling case, Stephan Templ was jailed over a claim to property looted during the Holocaust. Will new findings free him?Gil Ronen, 16/02/2016 20:28
Croatia Returns $4 Million Property to Zagreb Jews

Croatia Returns $4 Million Property to Zagreb Jews

Croatia announces plan to return office building in Zagreb, expropriated from Jews during Holocaust, back to Jewish community.Cynthia Blank, 04/12/2014 13:13
Czech Court Rejects Restitution Claim

Czech Court Rejects Restitution Claim

Highest court in Czech Republic confirms the rejection of a restitution claim by family of a Jewish man who owned a snap button factory.Elad Benari, Canada, 03/05/2014 01:12
NY Comptroller Teams Up With Restitution Project

NY Comptroller Teams Up With Restitution Project

NY State Comptrolleri's office is teaming up with the Holocaust Era Asset Restitution Taskforce to track down property of Holocaust victims.Rachel Hirshfeld , 07/08/2012 16:05
Germany Agrees to $300 Million More in Restitution

Germany Agrees to $300 Million More in Restitution

Germany has agreed to provide restitution payments to an additional 80,000 Jewish survivors. Rachel Hirshfeld , 10/07/2012 14:33
Clinton Urges Latvia to Resolve Jewish Restitution

Clinton Urges Latvia to Resolve Jewish Restitution

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urges Latvia to resolve the restitution of pre-World War II Jewish property “quickly and fairly.” Chana Ya'ar, 28/06/2012 21:23