Holocaust Assets Waiting for Rightful Heirs

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The Hashava Company, established by the Knesset to locate heirs of Holocaust victims entitled to assets currently held in Israel, has embarked on a campaign in the United States and Canada to find rightful heirs of more than 60,000 unclaimed Holocaust assets.

Thousands of Jews across Europe invested in pre-state Israel before World War II. Those proud Zionists believed in the dream of a Jewish state, so they opened bank accounts and bought stocks, bonds and real estate. Many tragically perished at the hands of the Nazis.

However, their investments continued to grow. Where there were no close, surviving or known relatives, these assets went unclaimed immediately following the war and remained so for more than six decades.

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