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The Price of Justice

Holocaust restitution can bring families significant monetary awards and unexpected emotional costs.

From a family album (clockwise from left): The author's parents on their wedding day in 1947 and his fathers passport; Austrian relatives.
From a family album (clockwise from left): The author's parents on their wedding day in 1947 and his fathers passport; Austrian relatives. (Photos Courtesy of George Bachrach) Photos Courtesy of George Bachrach
By George Bachrach
September 11, 2005

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Hundreds of millions of dollars have started to flow from Europe to the survivors of the Holocaust and their families. After 60 years, Swiss bank accounts, opened by Jews but left dormant for decades, are being tallied up and parceled out. Property in Germany and Austria, confiscated in the 1930s and 1940s by the Nazis, is being appraised and financial ... (Full article: 728 words)

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