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Austria closes restitution fund for victims of the Nazis

Austria has closed a $215 million fund that offered compensation to victims of the Nazis.

Austria closes restitution fund for victims of the Nazis

France to return 15 works of art looted from Jews during WWII

France’s senate is expected to approve the restitution of 15 works of art looted from their Jewish owners by the Nazis during the Holocaust.

France to return 15 works of art looted from Jews during WWII

France to return Nazi looted artwork to Jewish heirs

The French government will return 15 pieces of art that were looted by the Nazis to descendants of their Jewish owners.

France to return Nazi looted artwork to Jewish heirs

US Supreme Court to rule on 19th century painting seized from Jewish woman by Nazis

The Supreme Court is set to decide the fate of a 19th century painting seized from a Jewish woman by the Nazis.

US SC to rule on painting seized from Jewish woman by Nazis

UK government closing compensation fund for victims of Nazis

Fund launched two decades ago to compensate victims of the Nazis who had assets confiscated by the British government is set to close.

UK government closing compensation fund for victims of Nazis

19th century art looted by the Nazis in France returned to heirs of Jewish owner

Paintings and drawings looted by the Nazis from a private art collection have been restituted to heirs of an Egyptian Jewish businessman.

Art looted by Nazis in France returned to Jewish owner's heirs

Swiss Jews accuse private art collection of Nazi-era origins

Swiss Federation of Jewish Communities denounces private art collection for allegedly containing pieces stolen from Jews by the Nazis.

Swiss Jews accuse private art collection of Nazi-era origins

Berlin museum returns and buys looted painting from Jewish heirs

A Berlin museum returned a Pissarro painting looted by the Nazis to the descendants of its former Jewish owner and then bought it back.

Berlin museum returns and buys looted painting from Jewish heirs

Latvia to compensate Jews for property lost during the Holocaust

Vote in principle in Latvia's parliament allocates 40 million euros over 10 years for property compensation.

Latvia to compensate Jews for property lost during the Holocaust

Lapid: No urgency in resuming talks with PA

The foreign minister said he opposed lockdowns and supported opening the school year on time; does not regret Poland row.

Lapid: No urgency in resuming talks with PA

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

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.

Blinken: We regret Poland's adoption of restitution law

'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.

'Poland failed but Israel overreacted'player

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 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.

US concerned over Polish restitution law

Polish parliament approves restitution law

Israel outraged over law that will affect 90 percent of restitution claims.

Polish parliament approves 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".

US ramping up pressure on Poland over restitution law

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.

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

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.

'Polish law could seriously damage relations'

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.

FM Lapid slams "unjust and damaging" Polish restitution law

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.

Items looted during Holocaust seized from NYC auction house

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.

Israel seeks US help in efforts against Polish restitution law

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.

US senators call on Polish pres to veto anti-restitution bill

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.

1 mil-euro restitution fund announced for Luxembourg survivors

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.

David Mermelstein, Holocaust restitution advocate, dies at 92

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.

French Jew gives up right to priceless artwork stolen by Nazis

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.

1888 tefillin case looted by Nazis returned to family

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.

Poland hopes Israel will change mind on 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.

Israel reprimands Polish ambassador over Restitution Law

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.

German city returns painting to heirs of Jewish businessman

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.

Dutch preoccupation with the Holocaust

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.

Pompeo: Mass looting in Holocaust still 'largely unaddressed'

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.

Poland clarifies PM's comments on restitution

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.

Polish PM: Restitution to Jews - a victory for Hitler

Polish PM: Poland was Holocaust's greatest victim

Poland won’t pay WWII property compensation because Poles were 'most murdered' victims, PM Morawiecki says.

Polish PM: Poland was Holocaust's greatest victim

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?'

As survivors dwindle, US still pursues Holocaust restitution

'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.

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

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.

Survivors receive payments from restitution efforts in Romania

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.'

Dusseldorf nixes exhibit on art dealer over restitution demands

Poland's proposed restitution excludes most Holocaust survivors

World Jewish Restitution Organization expresses 'profound disappointment' at proposed legislation excluding majority of Holocaust survivors.

Poland's proposed restitution excludes most Holocaust survivors