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Issue: Is Restitution Possible for Victims, Heirs of Nazi Holocaust?

“The Holocaust was not only genocide of the Jewish people, but the greatest robbery in history,” Natan Sharansky said of Project HEART.

Introduction to the Holocaust Era Asset Restitution Taskforce. Credit: YouTube.com
Introduction to the Holocaust Era Asset Restitution Taskforce. Credit: YouTube.com

Last week, The Associated Press reported how social media are being used “to track heirs and close the books on one of the darkest chapters of German history”—the Holocaust. Jewish and other victims whose property was seized and looted by the Nazis.

As San Diego Jewish World reported in 2011: “The Holocaust was not only genocide of the Jewish people, but the greatest robbery in history,” Natan Sharansky said of Project HEART (Holocaust Era Asset Restitution Taskforce), which aims to help Jewish families identify personal property confiscated by the Nazis and to help victims seek restitution. 

Is restitution for crimes committed in the 1930s and 1940s even possible today, given the change of governments?  Or should Germany make every effort to restore land and belongings to survivors of what Jews call the Shoah?  Share your thoughts in the comments.

Michael Ecklund August 06, 2013 at 01:05 PM
Swiss banks and the catholic church might want to give back all they took. That would be a good start.
Michael Ecklund August 06, 2013 at 04:19 PM
cont: the Vatican knew of all the murders of the Jews, certain individual priests saved Jews, but the church as a official body did NOTHING to save the Jews of Europe....!!!!
Kevin George August 06, 2013 at 07:37 PM
Time to change your bait.
Michael Ecklund August 06, 2013 at 08:33 PM
KG.........Time to c y b...sorry..don't get it.!!!
Michael Ecklund August 10, 2013 at 03:39 PM
3 or 4 comments...........you can see how many people care about the Jews and Israel...........!!!!..........shame on ya..!

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