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  • Germany agrees to $300 million more in restitution, Claims Conf. says

    July 9, 2012 | 4:15 pm

    Germany has agreed to provide restitution payments to an additional 80,000 Jews in what Claims Conference officials are describing as a historic breakthrough.

    The agreement, which was reached Monday in negotiations between German officials and Claims Conference representatives, is...

  • Restitution organizations

    July 13, 2011 | 12:40 pm

    The propensity for Jewish organizations to have complicated names and frequently overlapping missions can be seen in the complex area of obtaining restitution for Holocaust-era crimes and looting of personal and communal possessions.

    The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum lists 15...

  • Raise restitution issue in Poland, group asks Obama

    May 26, 2011 | 10:43 am

    President Obama should raise the issue of restitution of private Jewish property during his meeting this week with Polish officials, a Jewish group has urged.

    The World Jewish Restitution Organization made the request two days before Obama meets Friday with Polish President...

  • New Holocaust restitution project launched

    February 24, 2011 | 4:00 pm

    A new Holocaust-era restitution project will work to identify individuals whose property and assets were confiscated by the Nazis.

    Project HEART—Holocaust Era Asset Restitution Taskforce, a new initiative of the Jewish Agency for Israel with support from the government of Israel,...

  • Israeli comptroller cites ‘many flaws’ of restitution firm

    January 3, 2011 | 4:54 pm

    A company established by Israel’s Knesset to return or distribute assets belonging to Holocaust survivors and their heirs has been deficient and slow, a state comptroller’s report said.

    The report, released Monday, found “many flaws” in the activities of the Company for the Location...

  • D.C. museum launches service for Holocaust archive searches

    By Ron Kampeas

    January 24, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    Digital technology will allow Holocaust survivors, researchers and others access to one of the largest troves of Nazi-era documents -- but at a pen-and-paper pace.

    The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum told survivors' groups last week that searches of the digital version of the Bad...

  • Israelis prod Shoah Claims Conference for bigger share

    By Uriel Heilman

    November 30, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    An Israeli coalition, including the Jewish Agency for Israel, Israeli Holocaust survivor organizations and the Knesset's pensioner affairs minister, is calling on the Claims Conference to give Israel a larger share of Holocaust restitution funds and more control over distribution...
  • Whose Money?

    By Michael J

    September 7, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Since 1996, Jewish groups and their lawyers have gone to the mat with the likes of the Germans, the Swiss and the French, extracting $9 billion in restitution for the evil wrought in Europe by Nazi forces and their collaborators.

    While the entire process is gradually winding down, a...