PROPERTY RESTITUTION IN WARSAW: INFORMATION FOR HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS AND THEIR HEIRS

8 Mar , Main news, News

NEW SIX-MONTH DEADLINE SET BY POLAND 

On September 17, 2016, a Polish law took effect that will terminate many open private property claims in the City of Warsaw filed after 1945 (called here “The Warsaw Law”) – unless property owners or their heirs come forward to reactivate their claim.

In response, WJRO has launched this new webpage as a service to Holocaust survivors and their heirs who may have owned property in Warsaw and therefore may be qualified to pursue their claim filed after 1945 under the Warsaw Decree. Click here to learn more about the Warsaw Decree.

This webpage features a unique searchable database assembled by WJRO to help you identify whether you or your relative may have filed a claim under the Warsaw Decree.

Today, thousands of cases remain open.  Many Holocaust survivors do not remember that they filed claims after the Holocaust.  Many of their heirs may not even know that their relative filed claims.

Please note: The new Warsaw Law does not create a process to file new claims. A claim must have already been filed with the City of Warsaw under the Warsaw Decree. 

More information at WJRO: http://wjro.org.il/our-work/property-restitution-in-warsaw/

Poland: Property Restitution in Warsaw