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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
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

New York, June 25 – Prominent U.S. museums have evaded the restitution of Nazi-looted artworks to their rightful owners and heirs by refusing to resolve claims on their facts and merits and by asserting technical defenses, such as statutes of limitations, according to a new report. more