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.