World Jewish Restitution Organization

New Pressure On Poland For Property Restitution

N.Y. pols part of ‘sustained effort’ to bring issue to the fore.

Staff Writer

Lea Evron, a Holocaust survivor from Whitestone, Queens, has fought for years to win back title to the apartment building in Zywiec, Poland, her parents lost in the Holocaust. She finally won back the title in court, but the Polish government appealed.

City Comptroller Scott Stringer, left, and State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli. Getty Images

Raise Restitution Issue in Poland, Group Asks Obama


(JTA) -- President Obama should raise the issue of restitution of private Jewish property during his meeting this week with Polish officials, a Jewish group has urged.

The World Jewish Restitution Organization made the request two days before Obama meets Friday with Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski and Prime Minister Donald Tusk.

The request follows a similar one contained in a letter to Obama from U.S. Rep. Christopher Smith (R-N.J.) and U.S. Sen. Benjamin Cardin (D-Md.), chairs of the Committee on Security and Cooperation in Europe (Helsinki Commission).

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