Holocaust property to aid survivors

June 30, 2009 by J-Wire
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Australia will sign a declaration today returning property confiscated during the Holocaust to its rightful owners or their heirs.The Terezin declaration states that immovable property should be returned in materiel form or as financial compensation.

If there are no heirs, the proceeds of the property are to be placed in a special fund being set up to finance the comfort of survivors in their old age and in Holocaust education for future generations.

The 46 countries will sign the declaration at the Terezin Memorial [Theriesenstadt]. All 27 EU countries will be signatories along with others including Australia, the United States, Israel, Argentina and Brazil.

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