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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

WJRO Member Organizations
The ICOM Code of Ethics for Museums contains numerous sections that are relevant to questions of art and cultural and religious property plundered by the Nazis and their allies. Major intergovernmental conferences and resolutions have established international principles regarding provenance research and the restitution of art and other cultural property, most notably the Washington Conference Principles on Nazi-Confiscated Art (1998) endorsed by 44 countries, Resolution 1205 of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (1999), the Declaration of the Vilnius International Forum on Holocaust-Era Looted Cultural Assets (2000), and the Terezin Declaration (2009) endorsed by 47 countries more

Upon the invitation of the Prime Minister of the Czech Republic we the representatives of 46 states listed below met this day, June 30, 2009 in Terezin, where thousands of European Jews and other victims of Nazi persecution died or were sent to death camps during World War II more