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  • Report from Jerusalem: The continuing struggle for Holocaust justice

    July 21, 2016 | 3:14 pm

    Seventy-one years after the end of World War II, the struggle for Holocaust justice continues. Germany still prosecutes aging Nazi perpetrators, though they are now in their 90s. In just a few years, however, this part of Holocaust justice will end. The last of the perpetrators...

  • Employer-managed retirement funds ruled ineligible for Madoff restitution

    August 26, 2014 | 12:54 pm

    Individuals who lost money from employer-managed retirement funds invested with Bernard Madoff are not eligible to receive money from the liquidation of the Ponzi schemer’s firm.

    U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Stuart Bernstein ruled Friday that only direct customers of Madoff are...

  • 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...