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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

 

2016

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

 

2015

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 ReportJune 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 propertyJTA, March 8, 2015

 

2014

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 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

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, Thenews.pl, November 4, 2013

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

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