Israel, Jewish Agency launch global effort to locate property lost in Holocaust

The Israeli government and the Jewish Agency are launching a new worldwide initiative to identify Jewish property lost or stolen during the Holocaust with the goal of obtaining restitution for survivors or their heirs, Haaretz has learned. Called Project HEART − Holocaust Era Asset Restitution Taskforce, the initiative is chaired by Rafi Eitan, the former senior citizen affairs minister, and directed by the Jewish Agency’s Bobby Brown, a native New Yorker who has been active in the field of Holocaust restitution for more than a decade.

“This is the first time since the Holocaust that a general comprehensive program is being launched to gather information with the eventual purpose of receiving compensation for property looted, stolen, or forcibly sold during the Holocaust.”


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