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2017

“We Can’t Move Forward Without Recognizing the Past”, Jerusalem Post, June 27 

Holocaust Survivors in Poland Find Restitution Claims ‘Like a Carousel’The New York Times, May 10, 2017

Nazi-Looted Libraries: Items Must Be Returned To Owners and HeirsHuffington Post, May 5, 2017

Israel, WJRO to Work to Retrieve Assets from Holocaust Era, The Jerusalem Post, May 5, 2017

“Unfinished Justice: Restitution and Remembrance” puts Baltics in unfavorable spotlightBaltic Times, May 2, 2017

How We Can Help Holocaust Survivors Get Back Their PropertyNewsWeek, May 1, 2017

Coverage on Resolution Needed on Post-Holocaust Restitution in Europe Urges European Parliament President

US envoy on Holocaust issues urges Eastern European nations to return stolen Jewish propertyJTA, April 27, 2017

Eastern Europe fails pledges to return Jewish property, says studyDW (Germany), April 26, 2017

Eastern European Countries Failing To Return Stolen Jewish Property: ReportNewsWeek, April 25, 2017

Engaging EU In Fight for Holocaust JusticeJewish Week Times of Israel, April 25, 2017

European nations not returning Jewish properties taken during Holocaust eraFox News, April 24, 2017

Eastern Europe failing on Jewish restitution pledges, study findsThe Guardian, April 24, 2017

Benefit program for Holocaust survivors launched in SerbiaYnet News, April 4, 2017

JUST Act Pushes for More Accountability On Holocaust RestitutionHamodia, March 7, 2017

Tight Deadline On Warsaw Property Claims. Poland acts for first time making public 48 properties; WJRO Urges ExtentionJewish Week Times of Israel, March 2, 2017

Coverage on WRJO Welcomes Congressional Action On Holocaust Restitution 

Congress introduces legislation to help Holocaust survivors reclaim assetsJTA, March 2, 2017

Coverage on City of Warsaw Releases Initial List of Properties Under Controversial Restitution Law

Warsaw lists properties that pre-WWII owners can reclaimAP News, February 22, 2017

Warsaw initiates 6-month deadline for renewing dormant restitution claimsJTA, February 22, 2017

Saved From Holocaust: ‘He Loved Me and He Wanted to Keep Me’The New York Times, February 14, 2017

Searching for Poppy’s HouseTablet Magazine, February 6, 2017

Historic Cemeteries in RuinTablet Magazine, January 27, 2017

A time to remember, a time to actThe Hill, January 27, 2017

Polish President Duda: If Not Now, When? Jerusalem Post, January 16, 2017

Why Holocaust Survivors Still Need Help In The Fight for JusticeNewsWeek, January 4, 2017

 2016

 

Coverage on WJRO Helps Holocaust Survivors Reclaim Lost Warsaw Property 

Holocaust survivors can now reclaim homes seized during WWII in PolandSBS (Australia), December 16, 2016

New Database Aids Holocaust-Era Restitution Claims in WarsawHamodia, December 13, 2016

Poland Moves On Property RestitutionJewish Week, December 12, 2016

US Senate passes bill to help recover Nazi-looted artJTA, December 11, 2016

Holocaust Survivors Who Lost Property In Warsaw Have 6 Months to Reclaim ItNPR, December 10, 2016

Holocaust survivors rush to beat deadline on Poland claimsThe Times of Israel, December 6, 2016

Struggling for justice – name by nameThe Times of Israel, December 7, 2016

Database helps Holocaust survivors reclaim Warsaw propertyAP News, December 6, 2016

Victims of Nazi Art theft need Congress to HEARThe Hill, December 1, 2016

Coverage of Letter from European Parliament President Letter Supporting Restitution (November 2016):

European Parliament head reiterates support for restitutionThe Jewish Chronicle, November 11, 2016

EU Parliament supports Jewish property restitutionYnet News, November 5, 2016

European Parliament head reiterates support for restitutionJTA News, November 4, 2016

Coverage of Polish Constitutional Tribunal Decision on Warsaw Restitution Law (July 2016):

Polish Court Limits World War II-Era Restitution Claims in Warsaw, The New York Times, July 27, 2016

Polish Court Upholds Controversial Law on Warsaw Property, Haaretz, July 27, 2016

Coverage of Passage of Romanian Restitution Legislation (May 2016):

Romania Takes Steps Toward Restitution to Holocaust Survivors, The New York Times, May 10, 2016

Romania Passes Holocaust Restitution Law, as 40,000 Claims Not Yet Processed, Forward, May 10, 2016

Romanian Parliament Approves Expediting Holocaust Claims, Haaretz, May 10, 2016

Coverage of WJRO’s Call to Action, Justice for Holocaust Survivors: Property Restitution (May 2016):

WJRO’s Gideon Taylor on “The Intelligence Report with Trish Regan”, FOX Business Network, May 6, 2016

Holocaust survivors ‘dying in poverty while awaiting compensation’, The Guardian, May 5, 2016

Coverage of Passage of Serbian Legislation Addressing Heirless Property Restitution (February 2016):

Serbian Payout Is ‘Big Restitution Story’The Jewish Week, March 1, 2016

Serbian law offers compensation for seized Jewish property without heirsJTA, February 14, 2016

Serbia Passes Holocaust Restitution Law, Associated Press, February 12, 2016

Serbia passes Holocaust restitution lawYnet News, February 12, 2016

2015

Holocaust Survivor Stories In 2015: In Poland, The Fight To Get Their Property BackInternational Business Times, November 14, 2015

New Pressure On Poland For Property RestitutionThe Jewish Week, August 12, 2015

Poland, Make Restitution, Urge State Officials In LetterThe Jewish Week, July 30, 2015

‘Reclaiming’ Jewish History, JTA, July 1, 2015

Report: Museums Increasingly Avoid Returning Nazi-Looted Art, U.S. News & World ReportJune 25, 2015

Report: Museums Increasingly Avoid Returning Nazi-Looted ArtThe New York Times, June 25, 2015

‘It’s time for justice’: Canadian Holocaust survivors seek restitutionCTV News (Canada), June 11, 2015

GUEST VOICE: Why I’m speaking up for Holocaust restitutionCanadian Jewish News, June 10, 2015

Holocaust Survivors of Polish Origin Now Eligible for PaymentseJewishPhilanthropy, May 20, 2015

Canada’s commitment to advocate for restitution of Holocaust-era property in Poland and across Europe praised by Jewish groups, Holocaust survivors, Ottawa Jewish Bulletin (Canada), March 12, 2015

Romania pledges to resolve restitution issues on Jewish propertyJTA, March 8, 2015

2014

Croatia giving Zagreb Jews $4 million property in Holocaust restitution, JTA, December 3, 2014

Nations Called Lax in Returning Art Looted From Jews, New York Times, September 10, 2014

World Jewish Restitution Organization Letter to the Editor on PolandThe Economist, July 19, 2014

Five years after landmark declaration, Holocaust restitution moves slowly in Eastern EuropeJTA, April 20, 2014

Coverage of Letter from British Foreign Secretary William Hague to British Parliamentarians (March 2014):

Jews laud Hague’s restitution letterJerusalem Post, April 14, 2014

UK foreign minister wants ‘full resolution’ on Holocaust restitutionNews from Poland, April 11, 2014

William Hague pledges to push Poland on Holocaust restitutionJewish Chronicle, April 11, 2014

William Hague vows to press Poland on Holocaust compensationJewish News, April 4, 2014

Coverage of House of Lords Debate on Restitution and Letter from 50 British Parliamentarians to Prime Minister Donald Tusk of Poland (February 2014):

Poland’s JewsTimes of London, March 6, 2014

Government spokesperson says unnecessary pressure re: HolocaustOneNet, February 28, 2014

Great Britain: House of Lords for the restitution of Jewish property in PolandPAP, February 27, 2014

UK presses Poland to compensate Holocaust victimsJewish News, February 27, 2014

Poland urged to do more to provide restitution to Holocaust victimsJewish Chronicle, February 27, 2014

U.K. government committed to restitution of Nazi-era propertyHa’aretz, February 27, 2014

UK politicians push Poland to compensate Holocaust victimsPolskie Radio, February 26, 2014

Brits write to Tusk on restitution of Jewish propertyTVN24, February 26, 2014

House of Lords tomorrow will take care of property restitution in PolandRzeczpospolita, February 26, 2014

Poland and the Chocolate FactoryTimes of Israel, February 26, 2014

British lawmakers urging Poland to pass Holocaust restitution lawsYnet, February 25, 2014

British lawmakers press Poland on Holocaust restitutionJTA, February 24, 2014

U.K. MPs, Jewish groups urge Poland: Return property Nazis stoleHa’aretz, February 24, 2014

British MPs demand Polish action on restitutionJerusalem Post, February 24, 2014

 

2013

Coverage of an Open Letter to President Komorowski of Poland (November 2013):

Holocaust restitution body slams Poland for ‘unfulfilled commitments, Jewish Telegraphic Agency, November 4, 2013

Jewish property restitution still thorn in Polish-Israel relations, Thenews.pl, November 4, 2013

Prezydent Komorowski w Izraelu. List otwarty: “Co z restytucją mienia?” Gazeta Wyborcza, November 3, 2013

An Open Letter to President Komorowski of Poland, Jerusalem Post, November 2, 2013

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