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  • Israel taking matters into its own hands on Holocaust restitution

    April 28, 2011 | 11:39 am

    The Israeli government is firing a new salvo in the turf war over Holocaust restitution.

    Following years of complaints by survivors about opacity and unjust allocation decisions by the Claims Conference, and after two decades of what critics deride as scant tangible successes by the...

  • Poland shelving property compensation plans

    March 14, 2011 | 10:17 am

    Poland is shelving plans to compensate former property owners—among them Holocaust survivors—for assets confiscated during the communist period.

    The announcement by Poland’s state treasury was met with “shock and dismay” by the World Jewish Restitution Organization, which represents...