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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
British Parliamentarians strongly criticize Poland's record on restitution. In a letter to Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk members of British Parliament point out Poland's responsibility to elderly Holocaust survivors and calls on Poland to provide some degree of remedy for the great injustices of the past. The letter goes on to state that Poland is the only member state of the European Union and the only major country in the former Soviet bloc without a law to restore or compensate for private property taken by the Nazis or nationalized by the Communist governments from Jews and non-Jews alike. 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