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Searching for Justice After the Holocaust: Fulfilling the Terezin Declaration and Immovable Property Restitution

Michael J. Bazyler, Kathryn Lee Boyd, Kristen L. Nelson, and Rajika L. Shah


The Nazis and their cohorts stole mercilessly from the Jews of Europe. In the aftermath of the Holocaust, returning survivors had to navigate unclear and hostile legal paths to recover their stolen property from governments and neighbors who often had been complicit in their persecution and theft. While the return of Nazi-looted art and recent legal settlements involving dormant Swiss bank accounts, unpaid insurance policies and use of slave labor by German companies have been well-publicized, efforts by Holocaust survivors and heirs over the last 70 years to recover stolen land and buildings ... More

Keywords: Holocaust, World War II, Restitution, Immovable property, Terezin Declaration, WJRO, ESLI, Nazis, Communism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190923068
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190923068.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael J. Bazyler, author
Professor of Law and The 1939 Society Scholar in Holocaust and Human Rights Studies, Chapman University

Kathryn Lee Boyd, author
Partner, McKool Smith Hennigan

Kristen L. Nelson, author
Project Manager, Lead Researcher of the Holocaust Immovable Property Resitution Study, European Shoah Legacy Institute