The #MyPropertyStory campaign encourages Holocaust survivors and their families, together with WJRO, to share their stories and raise awareness of the need to address the restitution of Jewish private and communal property seized during the Holocaust and its aftermath.

Behind your family’s home, business, and keepsake, there is a story.

What connects you to your family history?

OR SEND US YOUR OWN

View of the entrance to a Jewish owned business in Zagreb, Croatia belonging to Vilim Weiss (circa 1941). Credit: @USHMM, courtesy of Marta Kupfermann Elkana

Discovery

Discovery

My Mother’s family house no longer existed, but their presence existed for me on every street, store, and corner.

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Department of the Tattoo

Department of the Tattoo

There was this nice lady who worked in the little cubby hole Post Office in the back corner of the Woolworth Store in the Admiral shopping center just two blocks from my home in Tulsa.

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Escape From Vienna

Escape From Vienna

My grandparents and their 12-year-old daughter (my mother) left Vienna in 1938, leaving everything behind.

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Sami’s Story

Sami’s Story

Lottumstrasse 15, Berlin, Germany; expropriated by Germany 3 times from the Austrian Jewish owners; Legalized Theft

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House in Korczyna, Poland

House in Korczyna, Poland

My great grandfather, Abraham Chaim Horowitz owned a house in Korczyna Poland, and my grandfather Yosef Bendet lived in the family home before he was sent to his death at Belzec in August 1942.

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