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In 1989, with the collapse of the Communist regimes in the countries of Eastern Europe and the advent to power of governments committed to the Democratic process and to a market economy, many of which became parties to International Human Rights Conventions, the foundation was laid to attack the problem of the restoration of Jewish property. more

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BRUSSELS, Belgium, October 14 – Lawmakers from 18 nations today urged European Parliament President Martin Schulz to increase the body’s attention to the restitution of Holocaust-era property, noting the need for resolution seven decades after the end of World War II. more

NEW YORK, Aug. 4 – The World Jewish Restitution Organization (WJRO) welcomed the decision last night by President Bronisław Komorowski of Poland not to sign legislation that would limit the ability of Holocaust survivors, their families, and other rightful owners to recover property in Warsaw they claimed after the Second World War. more

Washington, D.C., July 1, 2015 – Forty-six members of the U.S. House of Representatives sent a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry today urging the administration to continue to advocate for Holocaust-era property restitution in Europe... more