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Property Restitution in Poland

The Jerusalem Post, Holocaust: Restitution battles, November 20, 2019

The Los Angeles Times, Poland’s far-right leaders seek to criminalize World War II restitution, December 2, 2019

The Jerusalem Post, Poland’s toxic property restitution debate fueling antisemitism – analysis, December, 12, 2019

US Senate Letter to Secretary of State Pompeo

Haaretz, U.S. Senate Increases Pressure on Poland Over Confiscated Jewish Property, August 5, 2019

Bloomberg, U.S. Senators Want Poland to Pay Victims of Nazi Property Thefts, August 5, 2019, August 6, 2019

The Hill,  Senators press Poland to repay victims for property stolen by Nazis, August 5, 2019, August 7, 2019

Wisconsin Cap Times, Gideon Taylor: Led by Tammy Baldwin and Marco Rubio, U.S. Senate calls for justice for Holocaust survivors, August 19, 2019


WJRO Encourages Dutch Railway (NS) to Address Those Not Include In Compensation Program

The Jewish Week, Dutch Railway To Discuss New Reparations, October 24, 2019 

The New York Times, Dutch Railroad Reckons With Holocaust Shame, 70 Years Later, September 28, 2019

BBC, Child Holocaust witness reveals lucky escape aboard The Lost Train, August 6, 2019

JNS, Dutch national railway to compensate Holocaust survivors and their families, August 5, 2019

The Algemeiner,  Dutch National Railway Compensation to Holocaust Survivors ‘Important Step,’ Jewish Restitution Organization Says, August 2, 2019


WJRO Responds to Polish Opposition to Property Restitution

Rzeczpospolita: Six Myths About Restitution of Jewish Property, May 31 2019

Rzeczpospolita: Six Myths About Restitution of Jewish Property, May 31 2019 (English Translation)

The Jewish Week/Times of Israel, Poland: Stop the Incitement, May 22, 2019

Bloomberg, Polish Far-Right Protests Against Jewish Property Restitution, May 11, 2019

i24 News, Polish Property Restitution, May 13, 2019

Associated Press, Poland cancels trip over Holocaust Restitution, May 13, 2019

Arutz Sheva: 7, Disappointed in the tone and language of Poland, May 14, 2019


#MyPropertyStory Coverage

The Jewish Week/Times of Israel, New Push for Polish Property Restitution, April 24, 2019

NY1, The Fight to Regain Stolen Homes and Property Lost to Nazis in WWII, April 29, 2019

Israel International News, Also tell about the property that the Nazis Robbed,  May 1, 2019

i24NEWS, Polish Property Restitution, May 2, 2019



US Secretary of State Calls for Poland to Address Holocaust-Era Restitution  

Gideon Taylor, Chair of Operation, WJRO spoke with i24 host, Derricke Dennis, following US Secretary of State Pompeo’s public call for Poland to pass legislation for property restitution for property owners, including Holocaust survivors and their families, I24 News, February 20, 2019

If Not Now, When?, Jerusalem Post, February 17, 2019

In Warsaw, Pompeo urges Poland to pass Holocaust restitution law, Times of Israel, February 14, 2019

Another Fight Over Holocaust Memory Threatens Warming Ties Between Israel and Poland (JTA)



European Union Calls for Property Restitution in Bosnia

Bosnia Must Return Stolen Jewish Property Before Joining EU, Israel Hayom, February 14, 2019

Jewish News Syndicate, February 14, 2019

Bosnia required to return stolen World War II Jewish property before joining EU


European Parliament Passes Resolution to Identify and Recover Stolen Art 

Help Recover Looted Art, European Parliament Urges EU StatesTimes of Israel, January 17, 2019

European Parliament calls for Restitution Overhaul, The Art Newspaper, February 20, 2019


WJRO & US Delegation Discuss Holocaust-Era Property Compensation with Luxembourg’s Prime Minister

Holocaust-era property compensation discussed with Luxembourg’s Prime MinisterEJP, February, 05, 2019

Luxembourg has unfinished Holocaust issues-US Envoy, Luxembourg Times, February 05, 2019


Romanian Pensions

Romanian Prime Minister Meets with WJRO’s Colette Avital,, February 7, 2019

Red Tape Slowing Romanian Restitution, Jewish Week, February 1, 2019


Continuing Coverage

Lily Widner, 97, survived the Holocaust and much more. Why does Poland say she’s dead, JTA, January 25, 2019

The Hunt for the Nazi Loot Still Sitting on Library Shelves, New York Times, January 14, 2019


Jewish Cemeteries Desecrated in Poland, JTA, November 21, 2018

Bringing Art Looted by Nazis Home, Jerusalem Post, October 27, 2018 

For Poland, a Time for Justice, Senator Tammie Baldwin (D-WIS), The Hill, September 18, 2018

Israel’s President Thanks Serbia Over Restitution Law Associated Press, July 26, 2018

In Poland, ‘a Narrow Window to Do Justice’ for Those Robbed by Nazis, The New York Times, June 10, 2018 


Holocaust Survivors Receive Payments from Restitution Efforts in Romania

Survivors Receive Payments from Restitution Efforts in Romania, Arutz Sheva, September 9, 2018


President Trump Signs the Just Act into Law: 

Trump Signs Holocaust Property Law That Has Angered Poland, The New York Times, May 10, 2018

Shining a Spotlight on a Dark Period of History, The Times of Israel, May 11, 2018

Trumps signs Act Strengthening Holocaust Restitution Efforts, The Jerusalem Post, May 10, 2018

Trump Signs Law to Help Holocaust Victims Reclaim Lost Property, JTA, May 10, 2018

Rubio Applauds President Trump Signing Just Act into Law, Senator Marco Rubio, May 10, 2018


Congress Passes the JUST Act

House passes bill to help Holocaust survivors obtain restitution, seized assets, Times of Israel, April 25, 2018

U.S. House Passes Bill to Help Holocaust Survivors Get Restitution From European Countries, Haaretz, April 25, 2018


Israeli President Reuven Rivlin’s Speech in Poland

Transcript- Israeli President In Birkenau: We Do Not Expect Justice In EuropeThe Jerusalem Post, April 12, 2018


Poland’s Proposed Property Restitution Bill

US senators appeal to Poland over property restitution bill, The New York Times, March 27, 2018

Polish government revisiting restitution draft legislation, The Jerusalem Post, February 18, 2018

Holocaust Survivors Excluded From Poland Property Law, U.S. News and World Report, October 25, 2017

Polish Proposal for Holocaust-Era Compensation Draws Criticism, Hamodia, October 24, 2017


Coverage of the Justice for Uncompensated Survivors Today (JUST) Act

A call for justice for Holocaust survivors, The Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle, February 28, 2018

Congressional effort for survivors moving forward,  Jewish Week, January 31, 2018

‘Time is of the essence’ for Holocaust survivors, The Hill, December 12, 2017

On First Night of Hanukkah, Schumer Announces Senate Passage of Bipartisan Bill to Help Holocaust Victims & Families Achieve Some Justice, December 12, 2017

Senate unanimously passes bill to help Holocaust survivors obtain restitution, seized assets, JTA, December 12 2017

Marco Rubio’s, Tammy Baldwin’s Bill to Help Holocaust Survivors Gaining Traction in the Senate, Sunshine State News, December 6, 2017

Senate committee advances restitution bill for Holocaust survivors, JTA, December 6, 2017

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and U.S Senator Marco Rubio’s JUST Act Wins Foreign Relations Committee Approval, December 5, 2017


WJRO Delegation Visits Croatia

 World Jewish Restitution Organization Visits Croatia, Total Croatia News, March 16, 2018


Film “1945” 

Film ‘1945’ Brings Property Restitution Issue to Public Attention, The Jewish Voice, January 31, 2018


Desecrated Cemetery in Poland

Jewish Cemetery in Poland Dug Up, Bodies Dumped to Make Way for Parking Lot, Haaretz, December 7, 2017


Coverage of WJRO’s Opposition to Proposed Polish Legislation

Polish government revisiting restitution draft legislation, Jpost, February 18, 2018 

Poland freezes Holocaust survivor’s property restitution bill, Ynet, February 15, 2018

Are Poland’s proposed laws a form of historical denial?, Tablet Magazine, January 18, 2018 

In Poland, Adding Insult to Injury, Jewish Week, October 25, 2017

Holocaust Survivors Excluded from Poland Property Law, Washington Post, October 25, 2017

Polish Proposal for Holocaust-Era Compensation Draws Criticism, Hamodia, October 24, 2017

Pushback On Proposed Polish Restitution Bill, Jewish Week, October 24, 2017 

Proposed Polish property return legislation would EXCLUDE vast majority of Holocaust survivors, ECAJ, October 23, 2017 

Poland’s proposed restitution excludes most Holocaust survivors, Arutz Sheva, October 21, 2017

Polish Jews Protest Legislation Blocking Their Right to Claim Family Lands , Jerusalem Post, October 21, 2017

Jewish Organization Welcomes Planned Restitution Law, Radio Poland, October 12, 2017


Coverage of WJRO’s Efforts to Internationalize Holocaust Era Property Restitution Issues

What Nazis’ Victims Still Need and Deserve, Gideon Taylor, WJRO Chair of Operations, The Daily News, September 18, 2017

Nachliel Dison, Acting Director General of the WJRO, Featured in Serbia’s Jewish Review August/September 2017

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


Polish Holocaust Survivors’ Struggles to Reclaim Property

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


Claims Conference-WJRO Initiative to Return Looted Art and Cultural Property

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


Israel-WJRO Joint Initiative on Restitution

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


European Parliament Conference on Holocaust Era Property Restitution and European Shoah Legacy Institute Report on Holocaust Era Property Restitution Efforts in Europe

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

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

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


Serbian Assistance Program for Holocaust Survivors

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

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


Congressional Action On Holocaust Restitution

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

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


Property Restitution in Warsaw

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

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

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


WJRO Urges Governments to Take Action on Holocaust Restitution

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

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



Warsaw Property Restitution Law and WJRO’s Initiative to Assist 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

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

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


Congressional Action on Holocaust Restitution

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

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


European Parliament President’s Support for Property Restitution

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


Passage of Romanian Restitution Legislation

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


WJRO’s Call to Action: Justice for Holocaust Survivors

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


Serbian Legislation Addressing Heirless Property Restitution

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



Polish Holocaust Survivors’ Struggles to Reclaim property and Support for Property Restitution Legislation in Poland

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


Efforts to Return Looted Art

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

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


Canadian Jewish Holocaust Survivors and Government Officials’ Support of Restitution of Holocaust Era Property in Europe

‘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


Polish Benefits Program for Holocaust Survivors

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


Romania’s Prime Minister’s Support for Property Restitution

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



Communal Property Restitution in Croatia

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


Obstacles Facing the Return of Looted Art

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


WJRO’s Holocaust Era Property Restitution Efforts in Europe

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


British Government’s Support for Holocaust Era Property Restitution in Europe

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

Poland’s JewsTimes of London, March 6, 2014

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

UK presses Poland to compensate Holocaust victimsJewish NewsFebruary 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 PolandRzeczpospolitaFebruary 26, 2014

Poland and the Chocolate FactoryTimes of IsraelFebruary 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’aretzFebruary 24, 2014

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



Holocaust Era Property Restitution Efforts in Poland

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

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

An Open Letter to President Komorowski of Poland, Jerusalem Post, November 2, 2013[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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